Architect Chad Everhart his wife, April, bought a run-down, Depression-era farm house on two acres near Boone, North Carolina. They demolished the old structure - salvaging some hemlock and chestnut flooring, and some planks of white pine – and set about rebuilding on the original concrete block foundation. The form hasn’t changed much. Everhart and his team added a porch to each end – one for dining, the other for leisure – and a pair of what he calls “bump-outs,” or saddlebags, on the sides to extend interior spaces by a few feet. The roof pitch remains the same. “The inspiration was to keep it small," Everhart says. "That’s the way people live out here. Smaller means more manageable.” Image Courtesy Chad Everhart Architect. Courtesy of Courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.