Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

The Farm by Cindy Rendely

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Draw a barn. Now look at the shape. It almost certainly features a triangular roof. When a Canadian couple approached Cindy Rendely to design a home for them in the Ontario countryside, however, it took a lot of convincing—and cries of "modern doesn't mean flat"—for her to agree that a vernacular slope could work itself into the design of this weekend retreat.

Having found a 100-acre farm featuring rolling corn fields, the couple asked Rendely, of Cindy Rendely Architexture, to…
Rendely gave in and incorporated a more traditional gable roof but inside the house, which has been dubbed The Farm,…
The home primarily features two materials: tile and wood. In between the dining room and living room, a fireplace is…
Though technically all one space, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are separated by the double-sided…
The second floor features the master bedroom and bathroom. From certain spots in the house—and on clear days—Lake…
Inside the master bedroom, the juxtaposition of old and new is pronounced. Wooden furniture sits next to a streamlined…
In addition to the barn-like roof, another key requirement for the house was a studio. In here, one of the couple…
Rendely, who is also a product designer, prides herself on the way the house sits in the landscape like an object, as…
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