Bushman Dreyfus Architects
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Bushman Dreyfus Architects

The modest, single-floor house is designed to afford spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Set in the idyllic Virginia countryside, distinct “pavilions” serve different functions: the living room is the center of the home; bedroom suites surround an entry courtyard; a studio/guest suite sits atop the garage; a screen house rests quietly adjacent to a 60-foot lap pool. The abstracted Virginia farmhouse aesthetic roots the building in its local context while offering a quiet backdrop for the family’s daily life and for their extensive folk art collection.
Constructed of concrete-filled styrofoam insulation blocks faced with traditional stucco, and heated by radiant concrete floors, the house is energy efficient and extremely solid in its construction. The house is Bushman Dreyfus Architects' variation on the 1998 Life Magazine "Dream House" designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen.

Metropolitan Home magazine, 2002 "Home of the Year"

Photo: Peter Vanderwarker

What Houzz contributors are saying:

This "abstracted farmhouse" outside Washington, D.C., gains some of its abstraction from the stucco exterior and its pastel green color. The house manages to stand out from the landscape without the tactic of contrast.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Context
The design of a home can complement its context through its use of form and color. For example, a flat, open field can provide the setting for a home that resembles a village and pays homage to the historic farmhouses nearby.
Traveling down the Eastern Seaboard a few hundred miles is where we come across the second home that's been created as a small community. But in this case, a rural Virginia home, the design was inspired by local farming estates.
Laura Gaskill added this to 9 Downright Modern Ways With Pastels
9. Go for a pastel exterior. Pastel pink may be a bit ill advised, but pale minty green can look fresh and unexpected on an exterior. Try it with a white or metal roof on a modern farmhouse, or pair it with navy shutters on a classic colonial.Tell us: Are you a fan of pastels?More: 15 Colors You May Not Know About

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SAWYERS DESIGN LLC added this to Diamond in the rough
March 10, 2015
Adore. Jacobsen like
Keren Bar added this to keren_bar's Ideas
March 4, 2015
ירוק בהיר
Neil Griffin added this to stucco
March 1, 2015
bandit43 added this to exterior Cape colors
February 23, 2015
plaidpony added this to architecture
February 3, 2015
Modern farmhouse compound
Debby Seabrook added this to great contempory
January 28, 2015
Multiple buildings
Croft & Associates added this to AE Residence
January 12, 2015
super simple
Lelane Brits added this to Lelane Brits's Ideas
January 3, 2015
joyful1960 added this to Interiors
October 16, 2014
white simple love it
Claire Sundman added this to housey
September 25, 2014
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September 23, 2014
Color Ideas Bonita
kellymcf added this to Open Sky
September 10, 2014
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August 26, 2014
abstracted farmhouse
alexisglover added this to Outdoors
July 29, 2014
madisonlutz added this to madisonlutz's Ideas
July 29, 2014
I like this but more toned down
Cabana Home added this to Architecture: Contemporary and Modern
April 30, 2014
Bushman Dreyfus Architects
John Albright + Associates added this to John McLaughlin
March 20, 2014
Stripped down design and material
Chuck Hammack CAPS, CGP added this to Exterior.ed
March 12, 2014
Sharp light toned
carolinebrks added this to Simple farmhouse
February 23, 2014
Series of separate buildings. But ours will be traditional on outside, as if they've always been on the site.
dBr/ARCHITECTS added this to D and J
January 28, 2014
Very interesting arrangement a classic form.
diacow added this to diacow's ideas
January 27, 2014
multiple structure homes
afansari added this to Elevations
January 21, 2014
multiple buildings
ursledermann added this to ursledermann's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Hausfarbe in Pastel
yaydp added this to Tickhaven
January 11, 2014
henkvdw added this to Exterior Ideas
January 10, 2014
Two tone roof
Elyse Poole added this to house colors
January 9, 2014
There is something modern and yet timeless about this color of house. A consideration.
Dar Eckert added this to lake place
January 9, 2014
color of exterior
penalopeagrace added this to penalopeagrace's Favorites
January 8, 2014
Exterior paint color?
Jodi Walder-Biesanz added this to Exteriors
January 8, 2014
white metal roof
Looks added this to interiors
January 8, 2014
exterior? yes? good
kfehn added this to art ideas
January 8, 2014
love this, would like to paint
fahalad added this to fahalad's Ideas
January 8, 2014
Roof and design
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January 8, 2014
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December 18, 2013
no eves
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December 2, 2013
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November 5, 2013
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October 27, 2013
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October 23, 2013
garage roof/gable wall detail
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October 18, 2013
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September 21, 2013
dsnd added this to dsnd's ideas
September 19, 2013
Planet Home Living added this to Modern Farmhouse
August 20, 2013
standard house silhouette + tall grass
Claire Day Interiors added this to Maggie and Ed's dream house
August 17, 2013
something so gorgeous about all this white
katiegalvin added this to Mayo Woodlands
July 30, 2013
White roof is sweet
petpet added this to petpet's ideas
July 20, 2013
Tout doux tout doux
davidlombard added this to bocarnagh
June 16, 2013
Exterior colour
cocopig added this to compound design
May 30, 2013
village approach
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May 22, 2013
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April 23, 2013
kendrawiesemeyer added this to exterior
April 10, 2013
abstract farmhouse
laf54 added this to laf54's ideas
April 3, 2013
Clean, simple lines.
Lindsey Landholm added this to Landscape Ideas
April 1, 2013
exterior normal
Debra Evalds added this to New House Architecture
March 27, 2013
Amazing....but takes too much space
purpleanemone added this to purpleanemone's Ideas
March 25, 2013
eduardo_garza added this to psw - em franklin
March 21, 2013
single family attached designs, urban farmhouse
JKA Design LLC added this to Compounds
March 17, 2013
Clean architecture - a bit jumbled with all the buildings which feel like Monopoly houses!
sw23 added this to sw23's ideas
March 12, 2013
Multi-family / one home living
mriceman2013 added this to mriceman2013's ideas
March 12, 2013
green acres
slstt3 added this to slstt3's ideas
March 7, 2013
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March 6, 2013
vmart added this to exteriors
March 6, 2013
maybe a little too stark, but like the multiple structures.
marott added this to marott's Ideas
March 6, 2013
love this
hirstarchitects added this to hirstarchitects's Ideas
March 5, 2013
Farm house
gwenette added this to gwenette's ideas
February 28, 2013
Crazy looking but I like
jimmyjamesjimmy added this to jimmyjamesjimmy's ideas
February 28, 2013
decent modern vernacular
melpowell added this to General Ideas
February 26, 2013
Whole concept
duffy2009 added this to duffy2009's Ideas
February 26, 2013
Reminds me a little of Hugh Jacobsen.
simsre added this to simsre's Ideas
February 24, 2013
In a farming/forestry community-definitely
Cinda Smith added this to cinsmity's ideas
February 24, 2013
On vacation and dreaming about the Maine house we will have one day!
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Home exteriors
February 24, 2013
Abstract Farmhouse
Terri Gold added this to terri_gold's ideas
February 22, 2013
Light and shadow; volumes; color ... Everything.
dsteen added this to dsteen's ideas
February 5, 2013
collection of buildings
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February 4, 2013
kathrynwashburn added this to vacation homes
January 13, 2013
possible vacation house
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January 4, 2013
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December 30, 2012
barbariska added this to Exterior Style
December 30, 2012
Minimalist interpretation of cape cod style.
MariaAdele Marri added this to mariaadele_marri's Ideas
December 2, 2012
Per Angela
brooksley1 added this to Home exterior
November 10, 2012
style of window
onegreenacre added this to Cabin
October 8, 2012
Love, love, love the modern take on a traditional cape cod shape.
herndont added this to herndont's Ideas
September 19, 2012
tkmanion added this to exterior & landscaping
September 19, 2012
gable window location
manddm added this to architectural ideas
September 8, 2012
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August 23, 2012
Clean architecture
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June 21, 2012
nikolak added this to nikolak's ideas
June 20, 2012
Solar "chimney"
homeowner/madgirl added this to my renovation project: the roof
June 13, 2012
i love the whole HNJ inspiration here. silver and white.
wag9 added this to wag9's ideas
June 9, 2012
awesome shapes and clad roof
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May 30, 2012
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May 30, 2012
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May 30, 2012
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May 28, 2012
compound with color
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