Hillside Farmhouse traditional living room

Hillside Farmhouse

Hillside Farmhouse sits on a steep East-sloping hill. We set it across the slope, which allowed us to separate the site into a public, arrival side to the North and a private, garden side to the South. The house becomes the long wall, one room wide, that organizes the site into its two parts.

The garage wing, running perpendicularly to the main house, forms a courtyard at the front door. Cars driving in are welcomed by the wide front portico and interlocking stair tower. On the opposite side, under a parade of dormers, the Dining Room saddle-bags into the garden, providing views to the South and East. Its generous overhang keeps out the hot summer sun, but brings in the winter sun.

The house is a hybrid of ‘farm house’ and ‘country house’. It simultaneously relates to the active contiguous farm and the classical imagery prevalent in New England architecture.

Photography by Robert Benson and Brian Tetrault

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heathermartha wrote:
What is this paint colour on the walls?
   Comment   July 8, 2012
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Yes pease....what is this lovely wall color?
April 21, 2013 at 6:00am     
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I'd try Railings, by Farrow and Ball.
July 5, 2013 at 2:48pm   
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Kelly Liegel wrote:
Did you use a liner for the wood storage? I'm doing this in my home.
   Comment   18 minutes ago
shafitz wrote:
Fire Wood inside? - Are you concerned about storing fire wood inside the house?
   Comment   March 23, 2014
jefemundo wrote:
what is the paint color of the wood?
   Comment   October 12, 2012

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