New House - Chester Springs, PA
In keeping with the 18th century architecture of the area, this country property was designed to look as if it had grown over time. The main stone masses of the house and barn are dated to the late 19th century while the secondary masses date to the mid to late 19th century. The massing and additive nature of the forms and materials relate to the regional vernacular. Due to conservation easements and constraints a comprehensive master plan was needed to optimize the expansive views and define the building masses and their relationships within a tight building envelope. Period appropriate, authentic materials were used and a majority of the stone used on the buildings was obtained on site.