Quaker Smith Point

This property on Shelburne Farms includes a main house, guest house and barn complex set on 20 acres of rolling meadow and woodland with commanding views of Lake Champlain. In master planning the site, special attention was given to solar orientation, views and utilizing the existing grade change to integrate with the architecture of the main house. Site features include an arrival court, extensive terrace areas on the lakeside for entertaining, an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, water feature that collects rainwater, Corten steel retaining walls and extensive stone walls and paving.

Architect: Birdseye Design
Corten steel wall
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Corten steel panels float off of a concrete retaining wall. Internall lights illuminate the panel at night and make it appear to float.
“Corten steel wall with Ivy” — a0famzz
Corten steel waterfall
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Corten steel and stone walls create a cascading water feature.
“Stone and corten” — bravor
Corten steel drainage runnel
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Rainwater is collected in a corten steel drainage runnel
“the combination of materials and garden space” — blueparrotflores
Segmented bluestone walkway
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Segmented bluestone walkway connects the guest house with the main house
“roof color wood” — sbargreen
Stone slab bridge
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A large lilac bluestone slab bridges to the front door. At night the bridge is illuminated by a linear LED light.
“Ferns are serene” — sjfulkerson
Outdoor hearth / fire pit
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A brick and concrete hearth brings the building materials out into the landscape
“Do we want plants between the deck & the house?” — hodskins
Edge Detail
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Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
“Terraza, canto rodado y grass” — juanama
Fire Detail
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Photo Credit: Susan Teare
“Firepit” — lise76
Bluestone Step
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Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
“ASLA 2012 Honor Award: Quaker Smith Point by H. Keith Wagner Partnership http://www.asla.org/2012awa” — American Society of Landscape Architects
Pennsylvania Fieldstone Wall
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Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
“ASLA 2012 Honor Award: Quaker Smith Point by H. Keith Wagner Partnership http://www.asla.org/2012awa” — American Society of Landscape Architects
Kitchen Garden
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Image Credit: Jim Westphalen
“ASLA 2012 Honor Award: Quaker Smith Point by H. Keith Wagner Partnership http://www.asla.org/2012awa” — American Society of Landscape Architects
Birch and Ferns
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Betula papyrifera Image Credit: Jim Westphalen
“ASLA 2012 Honor Award: Quaker Smith Point by H. Keith Wagner Partnership http://www.asla.org/2012awa” — American Society of Landscape Architects
Corten Steel Water Feature
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Image Credit: Susan Teare
“This type of water feature is a series of spillways, or rills. The sound is similar to that of a cho” — poonamskohli
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