Further, Vandervort tried to give the impression the residence evolved over a number of years by composing the 3,200-square-foot house from four gabled pavilions. This created an intimate outdoor space people can go through to move between buildings. The tree-trunk posts supporting the trellises certainly scream vernacular, in opposition to the standing-seam roofing.
These last few examples go to the other extreme and show multi-building plans that nevertheless follow U-shapes to create outdoor spaces. Visible at left in this project is a bedroom space attached to the garage. Opposite is the main building that is articulated like smaller buildings through shaping of the plan and the various gables. This entry court is a pleasing space that uses a trellis to connect the two buildings.
Make the siding board and batten, lose the weird roof line dormer windows, and cover the porches with tin roof and tounge and groove celings with warm down lights, change flagstone to river rock and paint the siding gray and all trim bright white and perfect!