Project: Rural Farmhouse Retreat, Newbury, MA
Industries: Residential Inland
"This simple residence is a glowing example of what can be achieved when the client, the architect and the builder all share the same vision. The client, a high-ranking clergyman, wanted a simple rural retreat for contemplation and reflection that would blend seamlessly with its rural surroundings. This refuge is part of a cluster of cottages that have been built on the site of a 100-acre New England monastery. Both the budget and the resulting structure were small - the construction price was only $120,000 and the home measures 950 square feet - but the results prove that a limited budget and small scale does not preclude good design.
Site Description: Siting the building was of prime importance to best view the field, pasture, birch forest and river beyond. Large windows bring nature indoors and maximize light and views.
Size: 950 square feet"