The owners envisioned a modern farmhouse surrounded by their grazing sheep and horses. The 6,700 square foot home, set in the hills above historic Carversville is ably supported in a farm like arrangement that includes a three-car garage, pool house, barn, pool and koi pond. They desired a new home gracious in size, but modest in ornament.
The kitchen, living and other communal rooms are arranged in an open concept plan. A large central fireplace separates the public areas from the private master suite. The yoga spa, overlooking the koi pond, bedroom, bathrooms, walk-in closets, and the office complete this suite. A mini foyer leads out of the master suite to the barn, offering easy access to the sheep each morning. On the opposite side of the home, are the guest bedrooms, bathrooms, stairs and a three-car garage. Above the bedroom wing, the home is completed with a large children’s loft. A small separate pool house frames a courtyard for the pool and plaza in the rear of the home. The home, as well as the site, are designed to be handicapped accessible, with ADA complaint room layouts, entrance and doorways.
Spaces have been designed as simple forms, reminiscent of an assemblage of home and surrounding agricultural buildings. The solid volumes are clad in soft white board and batten siding. The steeply pitched roof forms are all sheathed in gray metal standing seam roofs. Voids and transparencies between the solid volumes are infilled with black aluminum frame fenestration systems, creating a clarity of use, purpose and setting for the owners and their extended family.
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