The rural area of Baltimore County where this lot is located was in danger of being overloaded with characterless McMansions. Instead, this client opted to build a new home that preserves the bucolic feel of the property. The plan broke the design into separate forms to create a smaller looking mass and a home more sympathetic to its setting and the existing, functional horse barn.
The use of local Butler stone, a red metal standing seam roof with historic details, and dark frame windows are in keeping with the language of regional farmhouses. There is a two-car garage with a studio art space above that is attached to the home with a covered breezeway. Although the exterior is timeless, the interior is more contemporary with an open floor plan and first floor master bedroom suite. The clients can enjoy the beauty of the property eating dinner from an expansive screen porch running along the entire back yard.