Built for an English family living on a large plot of privately owned land, this stunning stone residence takes maximum advantage of the property’s scenic beauty in all directions. Starting with a central point defined by a very traditional two-story farmhouse, the firm of Found Associates expanded in two opposite directions with a single-story, contemporary structure. Making up the majority of the floorplan, this extensively modern portion of the home is arranged in two wings, with the farmhouse as the dividing line between public and private spaces. At the front, a spacious living area overlooks a small lake and outdoor entertainment spaces, while the bedrooms at the rear are more compact and personal in nature, looking out only towards the farmhouse wing if they have any large windows at all. By this arrangement, the privacy of personal rooms is protected, while all the house enjoys sunlight during the day.
The decor of the dwelling is starkly white in furniture choice, surrounded by the cream tones of the exterior stone and subdued greys of concrete walls and floors. The overall theme inside is one of nearly absolute minimalism, with very few decorations or unnecessary furniture pieces. This choice in interior design echoes the overall architecture of the home’s main portion, which is exceedingly boxy and stylishly simple. The construction of the house from stone pieces instead of exterior steel, wood, or concrete pays tribute to conventional English building practices over the centuries, while the central structure which creates the home’s third wing is even more traditional by design. The two sections contrast entirely in style, but work very well together due to careful attention paid to finishes and the integration of each into the property as a whole.
The main home runs down a long rectangular line of rooms, while some additional rooms are hosted inside a traditionally-styled farmhouse at the middle, which serves as the focal point of the house as a whole.
The rooms inside the rectangular majority of the dwelling are arranged one by one along its facade, stretching to the farmhouse and continuing behind it. Inside, this creates the potential for long uniform hallways running between various rooms.
The property occupied by is extremely scenic, with the main public portions of the house overlooking a large pond a sloping front lawn. A row of floor to ceiling windows keeps watch over an outdoor patio in the contemporary section of the dwelling, while the principal facade of the more traditional wing forms the other edge of the corner deck.
The spaces included here which overlook the residence’s property are the main living and dining room, done up in stark white colors and minimal arrangement of furnitures.