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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cstackhouse wrote:
I love this entrance. Very lovely. Could you share on what the ground cover is please?
     Comment   November 21, 2012
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Wagner Hodgson
Irish Moss (Sorry for the delayed response, I missed this one)
March 18, 2014 at 8:08AM     
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It is Irish Moss, a perennial (not an actual moss)
April 24, 2014 at 5:48AM   
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This photograph of a residence's front yard is intriguing not only for the pillowy landscape designed by H. Keith Wagner Partnership, but also for the way the strips move through it and across the various elements. The one on the left continues under a rock before stopping at a stone wall, while the one on the right just misses a tree before it cuts through the same stone wall.

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vickichuchu added this to Landscape 5/29
June 20, 2014
too neat? not natural enough?
jmaibach added this to outdoor
June 8, 2014
groundcover
jdiazarch added this to jdiazarch's ideas
February 22, 2014
peaceful
greta447 added this to WATER FEATURES
February 21, 2014
groundcover
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November 11, 2013
wall
Anna Jones added this to yard
September 29, 2013
Moss
AFLA-Landscape Design added this to Landscape
September 25, 2013
arresting & thought provoking
carriecrespo added this to Landscape Ideas
September 21, 2013
Moss piles?
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August 2, 2013
grondbedekking
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July 21, 2013
Mondo
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June 5, 2013
Mos
kathrynleefrost added this to exterior spaces
May 14, 2013
Ground planting (Irish Moss), looks like a puffy quilt
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December 3, 2012
The cobbled greenery, stone walls, boulder breaking the surface
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December 3, 2012
landscape
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November 30, 2012
Neat effect
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November 30, 2012
gap garden
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November 29, 2012
grass
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November 28, 2012
Pillow landscape
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November 27, 2012
Yard with strips running through
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November 25, 2012
landscape grass path
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November 25, 2012
consider strip of glass-covered lighting inset into front path (like strip on R here)
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November 25, 2012
creative landscaping
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November 24, 2012
everything
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November 24, 2012
Tufts
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November 24, 2012
Low maintenance
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November 24, 2012
Grass
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November 23, 2012
Love the mounded grass. Upkeep?
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November 23, 2012
groundcover planted in grids--couldn't use moss in my yard, but pillowy sedum
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November 23, 2012
lawn
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November 23, 2012
Path is lit
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November 22, 2012
cannot we do a retaining wall by neighbor for flat yard?
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November 22, 2012
Pillow grass
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pillowy grass tussocks
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tuin
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Yard
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November 21, 2012
Wall
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November 21, 2012
Keith Wagner partnership Landscapers?
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November 21, 2012
Great ground cover
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November 21, 2012
Taş Duvar Modeli
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November 21, 2012
This photograph of a residence's front yard is intriguing not only for the pillowy landscape designed by H. Keith Wagner Partnership, but also for the way the strips move through it and across the various elements. The one on the left continues under a rock before stopping at a stone wall, while the one on the right just misses a tree before it cuts through the same stone wall.
rlcqueen added this to rlcqueen's ideas
November 21, 2012
peacefullness and the clumping texture of the groundcover
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November 21, 2012
side yard. Could be moss
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November 21, 2012
rock wall segments
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November 21, 2012
landscaping
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November 21, 2012
This brings design concepts into an area of the landscape that is strong in concept but difficult to realize in other than the camara's eye.
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November 21, 2012
pillowy grass
ralm01 added this to ralm01's ideas
November 21, 2012
the stone wall/fence. Something like this could surround the patio/eating/fire-pit area outside of the sliding glass doors in the kitchen. Too bad there aren't old stone masons around anymore who like to work with field stone.
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November 21, 2012
Interesting lines
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November 21, 2012
Stone strips continue through wall
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November 21, 2012
ground cover
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November 21, 2012
Light
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November 21, 2012
pillowy landscape
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November 21, 2012
Continuing feature, from the other side...
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November 21, 2012
Grondbedekking
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November 21, 2012
the pillowy grass, the lighted strips, the stone wall
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November 21, 2012
The entire landscape seems to be integrated into the design of the house in a much more complete way.
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November 21, 2012
lovely
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November 21, 2012
gazon sans entretien (?)
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November 21, 2012
Very nice looking. When the tree grows they'll have to cut the board, but for now, great.
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great yard idea
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November 21, 2012
zen feel and no mow
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green landscape that is not grass
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pillow lawn and rock wall
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November 21, 2012
This photograph of a residence's front yard is intriguing not only for the pillowy landscape designed by H. Keith Wagner Partnership, but also for the way the strips move through it and across the various elements. The one on the left continues under a rock before stopping at a stone wall, while the one on the right just misses a tree before it cuts through the same stone wall.
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November 21, 2012
moss landscape
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November 21, 2012
puffy
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Lines
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walkway boulder break in fence
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Great lines and lawn.alternative
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pillow look
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November 21, 2012
the grass is interesting
pogiako added this to pogiako's ideas
November 21, 2012
This photograph of a residence's front yard is intriguing not only for the pillowy landscape designed by H. Keith Wagner Partnership, but also for the way the strips move through it and across the various elements. The one on the left continues under a rock before stopping at a stone wall, while the one on the right just misses a tree before it cuts through the same stone wall.
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