The Weekend House – A Farmhouse Design Case Study

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The Weekend House

The New Home Vision

The Weekend House

The clients owned an existing small home on the lot and would visit on weekends.

They wanted a new, charming house that fit the scale and character of the neighborhood but also had ample space for entertaining.  They desired a new home that could comfortably accommodate overnight guests.

The Home Design Challenge

The clients were intrigued by a small cottage that Dale Dibello designed several years ago which fit on a 25’ wide lot.

Because their current lot was narrow within an existing neighborhood, they enlisted our help in requesting a variance from the city for a larger footprint than the building-line setbacks would allow.

The Style of Architecture

The clients wanted a modern farmhouse style, mainly inspired by the Southern Living “Sugarberry Cottage.”  They also liked the design aesthetic of Chip and Joanna Gaines.

They desired a small front porch at the entry of the home, a painted wood exterior, and metal roof.

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