Three Barns Farm11 photos
We are currently designing a country house for a family of four on a 200-acre farm in the Texas Hill Country. The main house functions -- children's sleeping area, parent's sleeping area, and communal eating/living area --- are divided into separate "barn" buildings that are connected by subsidiary spaces -- an entry hall and a study/library. Set in a meadow, the compound of buildings creates an intimate courtyard space for family gatherings that is sheltered from the occasional wind channeled by the valley in which the farm lies. Covered porches abound. Every room has one. The Master Bedroom has a sleeping porch for use on cool nights. The owner calls it "glamping." An allee of trees creates an axial view that focuses on the "Silo," which houses an office, game room, and a lookout roof deck. The house encourages outdoor living and opens up every room to the landscape and views across the meadow to the surrounding hills.