Shelburne resident and landscape architect Jeff Hodgson and his business partner Keith Wagner will receive a prestigious national design award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for a residence on Shelburne Farms. The pair will travel to Phoenix to accept the award on Oct. 1.
The Honor Award is for the architects’ design of the Quaker Smith Point residence in Shelburne. Motivated by the site’s raw beauty and a respect for the unique history of Shelburne Farms, the landscape architects worked closely with the architect to take advantage of the natural slope of the site that resulted in two distinct house levels. The upper level contains the master suite and public spaces for entertaining, while the lower level contains guest rooms, a spa, and pool.
Set on 15 acres with commanding views of Lake Champlain and the mountains beyond, Hodgson and Wagner used locally available materials, slate, stone, and locally harvested wood while introducing COR-TEN steel. COR-TEN steel has a distinctive quality. It forms a stable rust-like coating when exposed to weather, giving the steel a unique patina. The home also features an arrival court, extensive terrace areas on the lakeside for entertaining, an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, a water feature that collects rainwater, and extensive stonewalls.
“The National ASLA Design Awards is the most competitive international awards program for landscape architects,” Hodgson said, “and we are extremely excited to be in the company of the other recipients.”
To learn more about the project, visit http://www.asla.org/2012awards/130.html or pick up a current copy of Landscape Architecture Magazine.