The Owner’s rural property, consisting of a blend of wooded and pasture lands, was the setting for a homestead which was to consist of a house, a horse barn, an equipment barn, a future riding arena, and a pond. Inspired by vernacular architecture in the area, the architect reinterpreted the classic farmhouse – traditional forms and skin over sustainable bones and organs, including advanced framing, insulated attic and crawl spaces, and geothermal heat pumps.
Immediately recalling the farmhouse vernacular is a wrap-around font porch, defined by a pattern of columns, a stone base, walls clad with lap siding and punctuated with double hung windows, all capped with a classic 5-V metal roof. A stair off the Foyer leads to additional bedrooms and the Recreation Room upstairs. Upon arrival to the farmstead one can observe horses grazing in the pastures before entering through an iron gate with horse motifs.