Wagner Hodgson
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Wagner Residence farmhouse-landscape

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

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Root Design & Landscape wrote:
Spheres - Awesome work! Do you have a source for the rusted steel spheres? Or did you have them custom made? I'm looking for a source for a project. Thanks!
     Comment   February 8, 2013
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Wagner Hodgson
They are heavy enough not to move, but could always be rolled away! So I have mine anchored at my house.
October 31, 2013 at 10:13AM     
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Ok. Mine are solid concrete so they're not going anywhere but the rusted metal ones have a really cool look.
October 31, 2013 at 2:47PM   
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candicegsu wrote:
Would you mind sharing the exterior paint color (white) and which brand batten board you used? Thanks!
   Comment   June 30, 2012
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I'm also curious what the siding is
March 5, 2014 at 6:29PM   
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Same question! We'd like to use board and batten but I'm not sure about what width of board to use.
April 28, 2014 at 2:35PM   
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kkhumphreys77 wrote:
what kind of trees... - are used in the H. Keith Wagner Partnership modern farmhouse design with the gravel and rusted spheres? Also, where can I find similar spheres? thanks!
   Comment   May 17, 2012
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Wagner Hodgson
The spheres are made by my business partner Keith, you can see them at hkeithwagner.com. The trees are Honeylocust - our very favorite terrace tree for it's light dappled shade and small leaves that don't require raking in the fall.
May 17, 2012 at 4:20PM     
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renovasalon wrote:
Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Love mine.
     Comment   October 6, 2013

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This allée between buildings is playful with rusted steel ball sculptures set on gravel.
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Honey locusts are a popular choice for courtyards and patios too. Because they are a pioneer species in agricultural fields, they can lend a rural feel to a design, like in this photo. Also, you can grow shade-tolerant grasses and plants underneath them because of their dappled light. Honey locusts are commonly used in windbreaks, and many animals enjoy munching on their seedpods.
Easily the single most popular form of modern sculpture on Houzz is the sphere, often in multiples. These rusty balls of various sizes (made by H. Keith Wagner) are a playful way of activating the space between the two buildings.
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Some Great Trees for Fall PlantingNative to North America, honeylocusts (Gleditsia triacanthos) have fern-like leaves that provide airy shade, so they are a good choice if you want shade but not too much. The species has fierce thorns and grows well over 80 feet tall, but cultivars are thornless and grow to about 40 feet. They need full sun and are hardy in zones 3 (-40°F) to 7 (0°F).

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Wagner Hodgson The spheres are made by my business partner Keith, you can see them at hkeithwagner.com. The trees are Honeylocust - our very favorite terrace tree for it's light dappled shade and small leaves that don't require raking in the fall.
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Honeylocusts (Gleditsia triacanthos)
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