The Shadowood House is part of a farm that has been in the client's family for generations. At the beginning of the process, the clients were living in a house (where this one now sits) that had been through addition after addition, making the spaces feel cramped and non-cohesive. They wanted a space for family gatherings, that was a modern take on a simple farmhouse. The clients wanted a house that feels comfortable for their children and grandchildren, but also enables them to age-in-place. In short, they wanted a house that would offer generations to come a place to feel at home.
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The home's wide entry porch welcomes visitors and family alike. The crisply painted board and batten wood siding reflects the region's vernacular agrarian roots.
The home melds with it's natural landscape of wild grasses and conifers. Located on the site of the family's old farmhouse, land disturbance was kept at a minimum.
Timeless materials such as slate flooring, hardwood doors and windows define the home's entry.
Vintage light fixtures add warmth and rustic charm to the base of the main stairwell. Built in cabinets and niches blend with the owner's antique furnishings.
A row of single hung wood windows defines the entry hallway with views towards the front porch.
The home's living room is bathed in natural sunlight with views towards the rolling pastures beyond. The ceiling is defined with crisp white tongue and groove panels.
Modern fixtures add a contemporary flair to the antique furnishings serving the dining area.
A reading nook, furnished with corner casement windows, welcomes an unexpected guest.