Perched high on a west-facing hillside near Woodstock, Vermont, a mature stand of paper birch trees surrounds an elegant Swiss Chalet and a walled garden designed by JMMDS. The original terrace was enlarged to include a sunken outdoor kitchen area and an expansive dining terrace. Between the two, a giant millstone found onsite was turned into an informal breakfast table; its round form is repeated in a charming water garden and fire pit terrace to the south. Along the front of the house, six-foot-high stucco walls offer privacy while beautiful plantings and containers grace the entryway.


Susan Teare


General Contractor: Lance Ballard, Lance Ballard Builders, Inc.
Landscape Contractor: Libby Deliso, Clement Lawns and Irrigation
Stone Mason: J.T. Dow Stonework