The Lyme residence is nestled on a mostly wooded 40-acre slope above the Connecticut River in New Hampshire with views across the valley to Vermont.

This home was sited for the maximization of views across the river valley to the mountains beyond. An extended earthen plinth, established by locally-crafted and sourced stone walls, wraps the downhill southern and western exposures of the home creating outdoor terraces along the primary sides of the home. These provide extension of the interior living spaces and offer magnificent panoramic views of the property's partially cleared slope and the borrowed natural grandeur in the distance. A system of ponds, extended from a small existing upper pond, were created through the excavation of soil from the massive glacial ledgestone of the site's slope. These terrace and spill down the landscape through a series of fieldstone weirs, collecting natural spring water for irrigation. The natural beauty of the site is further enhanced with an apple orchard, perennial plantings, and a natural meadow bursting with Lupine and other wildflower blooms.

Renovation Architect

Max Levy


Amy Donohue


Lyme, NH

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