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South Cove Residence contemporary-patio

South Cove Residence

South Cove Residence
Shelburne, Vermont

This 15 acre site is located on the southern end of historic Shelburne Farms, a property originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead for the Vanderbilt / Webb family. The site design attempts to soften the formal, classical character of the house with a minimal approach to the landscape. The stone and wood house is sited to enjoy both the southern and westerly views while integrating within the rolling agrarian landscape. The design creates a series of outdoor spaces which through classic geometry fade away into the more rugged lakeshore. A simple, yet elegant bluestone terrace bordered by perennials and a low stonewall, creates a space for entertaining on the south side of the house. Large trees of 8" and 10" caliper were planted to add a feeling of maturity to the landscape while creating a sense of intimate scale.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography

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April 28, 2014
Clean hardscape elements.
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Stone patio
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deck surface
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patio with different edge material
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For west side looking at swale
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Nice patio. Much better than a deck!
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Nice patio
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low patio
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