A two-story family room and master suite addition honors the architecture of an 18th century stone farmhouse through scale and massing, yet is decidedly contemporary in its planning and detailing. In contrast to the compartmentalized layout of the farmhouse, spaces in the addition are bright and expansive, with a strong physical and visual connection to the landscape. The addition includes a redesigned entry sequence and acts as a threshold to an adjacent terrace and the fields beyond. Stone from a neighboring farm was used for the addition and unifies the exterior palette. A standing seam copper roof extends downwards on the rear elevation to form a protruding wall suggestive in appearance to the forebay of a traditional Pennsylvania barn. Glass contributes natural light and views to interior spaces, and also becomes a formal compositional element on the exterior, separating old and new, top and bottom, copper and stone. A second floor deck, carved from the ‘copper forebay’, is covered with a glass skylight that drains water via chain downspouts to river rock drainage beds below.
Photography: Jeffrey Totaro

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Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Back Yard, Field, Hardscapes, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, and Vegetables. A new stone patio connects living spaces to the rural site beyond. Photo  of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

A new stone patio connects living spaces to the rural site beyond.

Modern home with Field, Back Yard, Vegetables, Hardscapes, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Outdoor, and Landscape Lighting. The addition's window wall and stone patio connect living spaces to the site beyond. Photo 2 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

The addition's window wall and stone patio connect living spaces to the site beyond.

Modern home with Field, Hardscapes, Grass, Trees, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Awning Window Type, Wood, Swing Door Type, Exterior, Front Yard, Shrubs, Flowers, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Walkways, Metal, and Outdoor. The addition includes a redesigned entry sequence and acts as a threshold to an adjacent terrace and the site beyond. Photo 3 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

The addition includes a redesigned entry sequence and acts as a threshold to an adjacent terrace and the site beyond.

Modern home with Flowers, Trees, Front Yard, Shrubs, Picture Window Type, Metal, Casement Window Type, Wood, and Outdoor. The addition acts as a threshold from a new entry to the site beyond. Photo 4 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

The addition acts as a threshold from a new entry to the site beyond.

Modern home with Hardscapes, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Wood, Awning Window Type, Swing Door Type, Exterior, Front Yard, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Walkways, and Doors. The addition includes a redesigned entry sequence and acts as a threshold to an adjacent terrace and the site beyond. Photo 5 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

The addition includes a redesigned entry sequence and acts as a threshold to an adjacent terrace and the site beyond.

Modern home with Picture Window Type, Wood, Swing Door Type, Sliding Door Type, Exterior, Metal Tread, Metal Railing, Metal, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Hallway. A light filled, open stair hall connects the new master suite to existing second floor spaces. Photo 6 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

A light filled, open stair hall connects the new master suite to existing second floor spaces.

Modern home with Exterior, Wood, Swing Door Type, Picture Window Type, Wood Railing, Wood Tread, and Staircase. Reclaimed wood treads are used in a minimally detailed open stair connecting living spaces to a new hall and bedrooms above. Photo 7 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

Reclaimed wood treads are used in a minimally detailed open stair connecting living spaces to a new hall and bedrooms above.

Modern home with Field, Back Yard, Vegetables, Hardscapes, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Awning Window Type, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood, Swing Door Type, Exterior, Wood Tread, Metal Railing, Landscape Lighting, Metal, and Outdoor. The footprint of the addition functions with the existing house and adjacent guest cottage to capture space around a new patio.  Photo 8 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

The footprint of the addition functions with the existing house and adjacent guest cottage to capture space around a new patio.

Modern home with Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Recliner, Stone Tread, Chair, and Living Room. In contrast to the closed and compartmentalized layout of the original house, the addition provides ample opportunity for the family to connect with the outdoors. Photo 9 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

In contrast to the closed and compartmentalized layout of the original house, the addition provides ample opportunity for the family to connect with the outdoors.

Modern home with Field, Hardscapes, Grass, Trees, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Awning Window Type, Wood Tread, Metal Railing, Side Yard, Shrubs, and Windows. A glass ribbon, weaving through the copper and stone facade, becomes a connector between old and new, top and bottom, inside and outside. Photo 10 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

A glass ribbon, weaving through the copper and stone facade, becomes a connector between old and new, top and bottom, inside and outside.

Modern home with Picture Window Type, Wood, Undermount Sink, Engineered Quartz Counter, Freestanding Tub, Mosaic Tile Wall, Porcelain Tile Wall, Open Shower, Glass Tile Wall, Swing Door Type, Interior, and Bath Room. A light filled master bath with a vaulted ceiling is located at the second floor gable end.  Photo 11 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

A light filled master bath with a vaulted ceiling is located at the second floor gable end.

Modern home with Field, Back Yard, Trees, Grass, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Awning Window Type, Wood, Chair, Swing Door Type, Exterior, Table, Metal, Stone Tread, and Outdoor. A second floor deck is carved out of the copper 'fore-bay’ and is covered with a glass skylight that empties via chain downspouts to river rock drainage beds below.  Photo 12 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

A second floor deck is carved out of the copper 'fore-bay’ and is covered with a glass skylight that empties via chain downspouts to river rock drainage beds below.

Modern home with Wood Tread, Metal Railing, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Limestone Floor, and Staircase. Chain downspouts empty into a river rock drainage bed, and reclaimed wood treads are used in a minimally detailed open stair.
 Photo 13 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

Chain downspouts empty into a river rock drainage bed, and reclaimed wood treads are used in a minimally detailed open stair.

Modern home with Back Yard, Hardscapes, Field, Grass, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Picture Window Type, Awning Window Type, Wood, Exterior, Wood Tread, Swing Door Type, Metal Railing, Landscape Lighting, Flowers, Metal, and Outdoor. In contrast to the inward-looking and compartmentalized layout of the original house, the addition provides ample opportunity for the family to connect with the outdoors. Photo 14 of Modern Farmhouse AdditionView Photos

In contrast to the inward-looking and compartmentalized layout of the original house, the addition provides ample opportunity for the family to connect with the outdoors.

Builder
  • Karl Snyder
Photographer
  • Jeffrey Totaro

Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Square Feet
  • 4000
  • Lot Size
  • 7 acres