This new house is reminiscent of a 1700s to early 1800s Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. Sitting on land protected by conservation easements, we designed this house to look as if it had grown over time which is in keeping with architecture of that era.
Stylistically this residence resembles other houses built over the last 3 centuries on the original large estate this property is located on and the large family farms west of Philadelphia. The clients wanted a home that looked like it had always been on the site but would support their young and growing family.
This home is literally out in a field nestled into an existing sloping pasture overlooking a stream valley with vistas toward more distant wooded hillsides. The spires of local churches and large homes peek through the storied oaks of William Penn’s era in an enchanted live landscape varying with the seasons.
Following the storied regional farm aesthetic with Federal and Germanic influences, the house supports a variably eclectic decorating scheme that itself seems to grow with and reinforce the idea of change and growth over time. Using local stone blend and materials readily available within the pallet of the early settlers, painstaking attention is brought to assembling a structure of components appropriate to their time, scale and use.