MODERN FARMHOUSE

Fennville, MI

3,700 sf, 4 bed, 4.5 bath

New Construction

This vacation home is designed to reinterpret the language of a traditional farm house for a couple from Chicago.  Set on twenty-five acres that was a former nursery, the structure employs creative massing and use of several roof styles to suggest a cluster of out buildings, commonly seen on farms in the area.

Program requirements included separate public and private living spaces, great room with separate dining space, four ensuite bedrooms, two offices, screen porch, dining area with fireplace, personal gym, tennis court, and a pool and pool house.

 

The front faces north and is modeled on local farm homes. Tight louvers on the side of the home become progressively more widely spaced toward the rear, where traditional details break down to reveal a more contemporary elevation with expanses of glass.

 

The home is sited for passive heating and shading as well as capturing lake breezes. A three-story atrium in the center of the home acts as a cooling tower by venting warm air through motorized windows in the clerestory.

This new vacation home is designed to reinterpret the language of a traditional farm house for a couple from Chicago.  Set on twenty acres of land that was a former nursery, the structure employs creative massing and use of several roof styles to suggest a cluster of smaller out buildings, commonly seen on farms in the area... read more

 
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