Partridge Hill Residence
The priority for this project was to create an outdoor living space that was capable of entertaining a single family to a larger party of people. The outdoor BBQ/Bar is the focal point of this space, and the fire pit offers a relaxing living space overlooking the mountain views.
These homeowners were looking to expand the size of their vegetable garden to support their enthusiasm for using fresh garden ingredients in their cooking and baking. The layout of their property however provided the best open space in the front yard, requiring a design that would fit into their existing landscape and be enjoyable to look at for themselves and passing neighbors. A simple low stone seatwall creates the front of the vegetable garden towards the house. A grid of raised garden beds radiate from the wall. Stone walkways lead from the house to the garden and a small stone patio sits beneath a timber framed pergola on axis with the simple garden gate.
The addition of a new entrance and bar at this popular Stowe restaurant required a new accessible entry. A curving stone seat wall is the centerpiece of the new landscape with a series of stairs and landings within the curve and a gently sloping walkway to the outside. Garden space along the perimeter of the space transitions the down to the existing road and parking lot. The new seat wall and patio create a place to wait for a table or head outside to enjoy a slice on a sunny afternoon.
ARCHITECT – Paul Robert Rousselle
BUILDER – Gristmill Builders
Luce Hill Residence
Ambler Design provided a landscape master plan and construction services for this new residence. The house, which is set into the hillside, has a level entry courtyard that services the main house entry, garage, and detached barn. In the rear of the house, the grade falls away and a series of stone walls, terraces, and stairs transition from the house down to existing grade. These elements provide access to the rear yard and provide multiple locations to gather and enjoy the spectacular views of the Worcester Range.