Wagner Hodgson
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South Cove Residence beach-style-landscape
 

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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shesha wrote:
What type of tree is in the fore front? so pretty in bloom - Also what type of grass (i assume) is the light colored to the left of the purple? thanks!
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That is a Japanese Lilac Tree. The grass is Morning Light Miscanthus....
September 4, 2013 at 10:26am     
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Tree Lilac
April 28, 2014 at 5:40am   
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Purple plant - Which plant is this with the purple color?
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Salvia "May Night"
March 14, 2013 at 7:19am   
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Barbara Robinson wrote:
Are you sure this is an Amelanchier? - It looks like a Syringa reticulata, or Japanese Tree Lilac. Amelanchiers are not very drought tolerant but Syringas are.
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Is it an ivory silk lilac or a japanese lilac?Thanks.
July 27, 2013 at 6:02pm   
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Ivory silk
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evelynbmay1 wrote:
Looks like salvia to me - The purple plant looks like salvia
   Comment   October 5, 2013

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