Farmhouse Addition: Timber-framed Uphill
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
This family of five has been living in their small, tired old farmhouse for too long, and it's time to create a comfortable, livable, and more energy efficient place to be on their productive and beautiful piece of land.
Above: Before photo (view of east elevation).
The design for this timber-framed addition provides a large vaulted gathering room with sleeping quarters for the two boys in separate lofts. With a bedroom for daughter, a bath, a studio and workshop in the lower level, Mom and Dad can have the old house to themselves as a restful retreat (once they upgrade the old house for energy efficiency).
Above: Design rendering of the east elevation.
Above: Design rendering of the west elevation.
The only place to expand on the steep site was uphill, so the addition is situated split-level to the existing house. This provides opportunity for natural light into the fiber workshop in the lower level, and it gives a grade-level transitional space for a mud room, to accomodate the earthy operations of a hobby farm. Total added space: 2,120 square feet.
Above: Southeastern view.