Wagner Hodgson
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Hilltop Residence contemporary-landscape
 

Hilltop Residence

Hilltop Residence
Richmond, Vermont

The Hilltop Residence entrance garden is an abstracted representation of architecture and site expressed in simple bold gestures; a metaphor of Basho‘s haiku poem, The Hilltop Temple. Both the poem and the garden focus on the experience of arrival, placing special emphasis on the ecology and history of a place. Guided by a joint love and appreciation for art and poetry, a close collaboration was established between the landscape architect and the client. Taking cues from the site, materials were selected based upon their individual intrinsic beauty and their contribution to the overall composition. A simple yet bold palette of materials was selected for subtle variations in hue; verdant moss, ferns, birch and maples together with the precise use of stone bands emulating the site datum. In addition a trough of light, reflective by day, richly bisects and unifies the spaces at night with a gentle wash of light.

Architect: Truex Cullins & Partners Architects
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http://www.wagnerhodgson.com

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November 21, 2012
Roc+Solid Land Design wrote:
What happens when the tree gets bigger?
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Won't be a problem for 20 or 30 years. Then the walk may need to be reconfigured.
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Another interesting detail in front of the house happens at the path leading to the front door. Instead of routing the path around a tree or siting the house so the two wouldn't coincide, the two elements merge. Even though far from normal, it seems to work really well, perhaps because of the tall and skinny nature of the tree.

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Another interesting detail in front of the house happens at the path leading to the front door. Instead of routing the path around a tree or siting the house so the two wouldn't coincide, the two elements merge. Even though far from normal, it seems to work really well, perhaps because of the tall and skinny nature of the tree.
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Another interesting detail in front of the house happens at the path leading to the front door. Instead of routing the path around a tree or siting the house so the two wouldn't coincide, the two elements merge. Even though far from normal, it seems to work really well, perhaps because of the tall and skinny nature of the tree.
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we built a deck around an oak tree, but over the years have had to cut away a larger opening as the oak aged and outgrew the opening. Life both energizes and creates more work for the owner. A good thing, I think.
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November 21, 2012
Another interesting detail in front of the house happens at the path leading to the front door. Instead of routing the path around a tree or siting the house so the two wouldn't coincide, the two elements merge. Even though far from normal, it seems to work really well, perhaps because of the tall and skinny nature of the tree.
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