Wagner Hodgson
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Wagner Residence

Wagner Residence
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont

Keith Wagner drew from his love of flat land and open sky when it came to selecting a site and designing his own home. The resulting assembly of wood and metal outbuildings forms a minimalist compound containing a main house, guest house, painting studio and sculpture studio. The outbuildings are organized by and contained within a datum of low concrete walls, a tree bosque, hedgerows and a crushed stone sculpture court. The architecture gives way to the landscape and allows visitors to focus on nature. Keith's own large spherical sculptures dot the landscape and evoke the rolled hay bales seen across the New England landscape.

Architectural Design: Keith Wagner with Birdseye Design

Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
URL
http://www.wagnerhodgson.com

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mcordonnier28 wrote:
What is the stone ground cover beneath the trees? - What is the stone ground cover beneath the trees?
   Comment   February 16, 2014
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Wagner Hodgson
It is just local crushed stone / gravel
February 17, 2014 at 5:49am   
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leahbeth wrote:
So beautiful! What is the siding used for the Barn? Thanks! - We are wanting to build a shed/studio and would love a modern, simple barn. Yours is fantastic!
   Comment   October 10, 2012
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nin012
What type of trees are these?
February 28, 2013 at 5:16pm   
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Wagner Hodgson
The barn is standard Galvalume siding. The trees are Honeylocusts
March 18, 2014 at 8:11am   
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Tracy Miller wrote:
what material are the spheres made of?
   Comment   March 14, 2012
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My busniess partner Keith is an artist and makes those out of scrap steel. You can see more of them at http://www.hkeithwagner.com/
March 15, 2012 at 8:47am     
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Tracy Miller
Those spheres, and buildings, sculpture on a human scale. I just really like it.
May 20, 2012 at 6:15am   
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Set amongst the formality of the allée of standard deciduous trees, rusty ball sculptures bring this viewing garden to life. The minimalist buildings behind, including the sculptor's studio, create the perfect background and setting for this nearly plant-free garden.
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Use negative spaces wisely. The flat void between these two buildings might have been a place to park the car or stash waste and recycling bins. But now, in the hands of a gifted designer, this opening contains a collection of botanical and man-made elements. Together they create a focal point that makes the entire landscape feel cohesive.I love the interplay between the bosk and the various-size metal orbs on the ground. I love how the gaps between the tree trunks and the artwork can be navigated so anyone visiting walks through the space (rather than just observes it). This space is modern and understated — but certainly makes a powerful design statement.
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In this "American Gothic"–esque landscape, the appropriate use of spheres adds dimension. Notice how the more prominent spheres in the center courtyard engage the eye so that the less-noticeable spheres in the doorway become an important part of the overall composition. They otherwise might have gone unnoticed. In a contemporary garden, spheres are viewed as most profound when placed in an area uncluttered by a plethora of foliage. For maximum impact, simpler is better.
Groupings of structures create varied experiences within and outside a home, foster connections between building and site, and reduce the overall scale and mass of a larger footprint. They can also be positioned to avoid site features: a specimen tree, a water course or erratic boulder. When broken down into smaller components, each structure can respond to very specific individual functional and environmental cues. Their cellular nature speaks to a desire to retreat and get away from it all in a smaller, almost cabin-like space. The structures shown here create exterior spaces with the aid of various landscape elements: A pea stone sculpture garden, hard-edged grass surfaces and concrete wall elements all work in concert to weave these structures together. Intervening spaces can be formal or informal and treated with a variety of textures to further break down their scale.

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Groupings of structures create varied experiences within and outside a home, foster connections between building and site, and reduce the overall scale and mass of a larger footprint. They can also be positioned to avoid site features: a specimen tree, a water course or erratic boulder. When broken down into smaller components, each structure can respond to very specific individual functional and environmental cues. Their cellular nature speaks to a desire to retreat and get away from it all in a smaller, almost cabin-like space. The structures shown here create exterior spaces with the aid of various landscape elements: A pea stone sculpture garden, hard-edged grass surfaces and concrete wall elements all work in concert to weave these structures together. Intervening spaces can be formal or informal and treated with a variety of textures to further break down their scale.
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