Switchback Modern, Stowe, Vermont

Located atop a steep hillside at the end of a long drive, the south facing site abuts the State Forest property and offers a perfect location for the client’s contemporary vacation home. Wooded,rolling topography and ledge outcropping acted both as assets and constraints.  Working closely with the architect, WH sited the home, guesthouse ,pool and pool house to take advantage of the sun and the natural character on this difficult site.  Stone walls terrace the site to accommodate the outdoor spaces and seamlessly integrate the architecture into the landscape.Large stone slabs create a rustic terrace for the  custom designed fire pit. We designed the pit to be crafted from a boulder found on site. Large module bluestone terraces at the house extend the elegant and modern language of the home into the exterior rooms. A simple palette of native plantings gently compliment the setting . The simple and understated language of the landscape creates a perfect backdrop for the architecture while answering all the program requests of the client.

2020 Vermont Chapter ASLA – Merit Award
Foster Associates
Warren Jagger Photography