Quaker Bluff Estate

Shelburne, Vermont | 2010

The Quaker Bluff Estate consists of a Residence, Cottage, and Barn. The Residence is a modern home sited to capture dynamic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. A single-story entry, flanked by shallow pools, creates a tranquil arrival. A custom entry door ties together the natural toned exterior materials while offering glimpses extensive lake and mountain views beyond. Extensive glass facing the lake, coupled with free-floating corners brings light deep into the interior and orients occupants to distant views. Extensively refined and carefully crafted details, both inside and out, complete the integration into the landscape while highlighting the breathtaking views.

The Cottage is a guest house built on an existing foundation nestled into a hillside. Situated on a property surround by active farms, the house creates an architecturally provocative statement by integrating a strong, modern vocabulary into a familiar vernacular shape. The massing, a simple gable form with cantilevered gable projections is punctured by contemporary storefront windows. A more traditional board and batten exterior siding reinforces the vernacular feel, while still transitioning directly into the contemporary window details.








Interior Design

Fleur-de-Lis Interior Design, Inc


Landscape Architect

Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture



Jim Westphalen Photography
Susan Teare Photography



2013 Vermont Chapter ASLA – Award of Excellence
2012 National ASLA Honor Award
2011 AIA VT Merit Award
2011 ARIDO Award of Merit
2009 AIA VT Honorable Mention

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