Saltbox Farmhouse

The loss of a converted barn dwelling to wildfire led to this re-envisioned farmhouse on an expansive riparian site: both a caretakers home and the service space for farm operations and maintenance

We created a large open space for living with an expansive feel, including ample space for art, but also at an intimate scale in the focused activity areas

The kitchen looks across the farm, catching views of the entrance approach and driveway

The loft features both guest bed/bath and an open living area with day bed. Both ends have expanded views of farm, river, and adjacent creek below

With polished concrete floors grounding all, the material pallette is raw and simple: doug fir, galvanized sheet metal, and powder coated steel

Orientation was debated extensively, and the result works well with the front porch greeting visitors upon arrival, and a long southern roof exposure for a future solar PV array

The rear covered truck and service bay face south, with adjacent shop, office and facilities leading directly out to the farm 

The carpenters dedicated themselves to the timber elements, endowing the front porch with a healthy dose of craftsmanship