Wagner Hodgson
Landscape Architects & Designers
River House modern-landscape

River House

This site 30’ above the Connecticut River offers 180 degree panoramic views. The client wanted a modern house & landscape that would take advantage of this amazing locale, blurring the lines between inside and outside. The project sites a main house, guest house / boat storage building, multiple terraces, pool, outdoor shower, putting green and fire pit. A long concrete seat wall guides visitors to the front entry accentuated by a tall ornamental grass backdrop. Local boulders, rivers stone and River Birch where also incorporated into the entry landscape, borrowing from the materiality of the Connecticut River below. The concrete facades of the house transition into concrete site walls extending the architecture into the landscape. A flush Ipe Wood deck surrounds 2 sides of the pool opposite an architectural water fall. Concrete paving slabs disperse into lawn as it extends towards the river. A series of free-standing concrete screen walls further extends the architecture out while screening the pool area from the neighboring property. Planting was selected based upon the architectural qualities of the plants and the desire for it to be low-maintenance. A fire pit extends the pool season well into the shoulder seasons and provides a good viewing point for the river.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography

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ngadmer added this to Outdoors
October 6, 2014
whole thing together
foxfire1382 added this to Plantings
September 26, 2014
modern plantings
Sagatov Design-Build added this to Mass Ave Landscaping
April 10, 2014
River Birch with under canopy of blue grass
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March 4, 2014
Christie Massi added this to exterior
February 22, 2014
landscaping with grasses
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February 8, 2014
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January 18, 2014
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January 4, 2014
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December 18, 2013
Shrub design
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November 6, 2013
Concrete Wall
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October 30, 2013
rocks and grass for median?
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September 29, 2013
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September 29, 2013
Rocks & grasses under trees
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September 13, 2013
grasses / pavers
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June 15, 2013
A landscape wall
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June 14, 2013
Bushy plantings
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June 5, 2013
ornamental grass
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May 7, 2013
stones with mulch and some interspace plantings
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April 8, 2013
Cool plants mixed with boulder
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March 21, 2013
Cement wall. Smooth finish and white?
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March 20, 2013
layering grasses with white birtch
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March 19, 2013
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March 6, 2013
nice combination of plants, rocks
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February 15, 2013
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January 6, 2013
Blue fescue scattered throughout the side bed?
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November 12, 2012
lighting in wall
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October 14, 2012
varying heights + ornamental grasses
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October 10, 2012
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September 18, 2012
birches and grasses
jpadams127 added this to Kaelin House
September 10, 2012
nice balance of planting material with space in between. stepping stones are nice
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September 6, 2012
just grasses no color
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August 26, 2012
Boulot boulot
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August 7, 2012
diffrent but soft texturese
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July 30, 2012
tall and short for slope
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June 26, 2012
small grasses
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May 27, 2012
concrete wall with rock and grass
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