The site is quintessential New England: fields defined by stone walls, wetlands and woods with remnants of rusting farm equipment on the fringes. Two artists in search of quietude and more space fell in love with the farmland. They wanted a house large enough for guests and entertaining as well as a studio space for each of them and storage space for a tractor and gardening equipment.
We set the structures along an east west line to catch the most sun. Offsetting the house to the south screened parked cars from the entry drive and provided privacy for the studio building.
An exposed steel frame in the house allows the south wall to be predominantly glass.
In a few years the compound of buildings will weather and become an integral part of the landscape like the older farms up the road.
Landscape: Martha Moore / Builder: Highland Builders / Photographer: Warren Jagger