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Gordon and Mary Hayward's Vermont Farmhouse | The Gardener's House

Vermont Marble & Granite: Custom-cut, Vermont-quarried marble and granite, plus limestone, slate, and soapstone. 1565 Main St., Castleton, VT. 802-468-8800;

Vermont Soapstone Company: Custom-made sinks and other home accents since 1856. 248 Stoughton Pond Road, Perkinsville, VT. 802-263-5404;


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Ian Aldrich


Ian Aldrich


Senior editor of Yankee Magazine: Ian, a native New Englander who has worked and freelanced for Yankee for the past decade, writes feature stories, home pieces, and helps manage the magazine's up-front section, First Light. His stories have ranged from exploring the community impact from a church poisoning in a small town in northern Maine to dissecting the difficulties facing Nantucket around its problems with erosion. In addition to his connection to Yankee, Ian worked as a senior editor of Cincinnati Magazine for several years.
Updated Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

3 Responses to Gordon and Mary Hayward’s Vermont Farmhouse | The Gardener’s House

  1. Peggy Farabaugh April 2, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Thank you Ian for an inspiring article about Gordon and Mary’s beautiful home. Last year we were lucky enough to persuade Gordon to design the landscaping for a 200+ year old farmhouse we converted to a showcase for Vermont made furniture and home decor. He did an incredible job and we can hardly wait for everything to come into bloom for the first time. One thing readers might want to note is that traditional stonework is often a signature part of Gordon’s garden designs. He recommended Torben Larsen of Windham Growers in Putney, VT to do our stonework and it’s remarkable.

  2. Amy Skrzek November 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    Great job with the house and land/garden. However, not all homes in New England are “Capes” The one in the pictures provided (Where Gordon and his wife live) was built in the late 18th cen and from the looks of it is built in the Georgian Style. Their previous home was built in the 1850’s, I would venture a guess that it was Greek(?). The term “Cape” for a house was created post WWII for the smaller homes being built that resembled those found in New England especially the Cape which were built (mainly) in the Georgian Style and were shingle cladded (obviously not all of them…) SO, it was annoying that all three or four homes were referred to as Capes; it does little for the imagination when all I can think of is a post-WWII “Cape” in suburbia…

  3. Deborah Pyle November 17, 2014 at 5:23 am #

    So awesome! Perfect place to live!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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