Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania

Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania

By Georgina Gustin
An architect adds a pair of rustic modern wings to her childhood home outside Pittsburgh, becoming the third generation to make its mark.

For any architect, designing a new home means grappling with the usual—and usually daunting—challenges: budget limitations, client expectations, delays, design dilemmas, misunderstandings. For Pittsburgh- and San Francisco–based architect Mary Barensfeld, a recent project meant the prospect of all those things, with a few additional factors layered in. 

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