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.
“Acero corten” — yoaq
Corten steel waterfall
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Corten steel and stone walls create a cascading water feature.
“a portion of the concrete wall could be corten” — Susanne O'Trimble
Corten steel drainage runnel
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Rainwater is collected in a corten steel drainage runnel
“Water feature” — eel426
Segmented bluestone walkway
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Segmented bluestone walkway connects the guest house with the main house
“curving slab stone path” — sagedesign1
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” — nhaseley
Outdoor hearth / fire pit
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A brick and concrete hearth brings the building materials out into the landscape
“Porch area” — devin05
Edge Detail
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Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
“steel edging to separate materials” — nhaseley
Fire Detail
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Photo Credit: Susan Teare
“Cast concrete table top & stone gas fire” — 17sanddune
Bluestone Step
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Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
“Switch Grass - Panicum viragtum” — nhaseley
Pennsylvania Fieldstone Wall
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Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
“Stone” — urban6
Kitchen Garden
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Image Credit: Jim Westphalen
“Ideal trees” — bkagingo
Birch and Ferns
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Betula papyrifera Image Credit: Jim Westphalen
“ferns” — nhaseley
Corten Steel Water Feature
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Image Credit: Susan Teare
“Cascata” — escrivaninha
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