South Woodstock Farm

This 30-acre property includes the typical farm vocabulary of rural Vermont—dry laid masonry walls and agricultural fields—all of which were in need of restoration.

Rebuilding the landscape features of this site is a life-long commitment of stewardship by the owners. Pathways and trails have been created to take full advantage of the property’s varied landscape character—that included a stone amphitheater—and views to the valley below. The existing woodland is now managed with the removal of invasive species, selective pruning and clearing, and planting native tree species. Ongoing work includes restoration of the existing orchard, management of the fields for hay production, creation of a large vegetable garden, and, planting nut and berry crops to continue the agricultural legacy. The dry laid walls that are most visible have been rebuilt using the traditional method of dry stacking and fitting the fieldstone. Vehicular circulation has been changed to accommodate a new garage that was added to the main barn structure. Goshen stone was selected for the entry and side gardens because it lends a rugged, timeless quality to the walks, terraces and stairs. All of the gardens around the house have been redesigned and expanded to create more intimate spaces that are separate from the farm fields and court, but share the dramatic views to the fields and forest beyond. 

Architect: Albert, Righter, Tittmann

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