New Modern Farmhouse 3 was designed for our client with a vision in-mind even before acquiring a site for the new build. Our design process always looks to the land and context for inspiration, so we had to imagine the perfect setting and orientation for the project – we imagined a rural, somewhat isolated, wooded site, preferably in or near Zionsville to be close-enough to client’s previous neighborhood, friends, and family.
These empty nesters desired less space than they had in their pre-existing home, but enough space for their use + visitors and grandchildren. Open concept planning in the main living space includes living/dining/kitchen + loft overlook, architectural stair, and adjacent kitchen pantry. Master Suite forms its own wing adjacent to pool deck, and adjacent multi-use space (craft, laundry, home office, mudroom) bridges link to garage. Opposite end of open living spaces includes study and guest bedroom suite.
Construction broke ground in May 2016. In late Fall 2016, Owner completed the shell and put the project on-hold until selling their existing house. Once sold in spring 2017, Owner completed the finish-out and general sitework, and moved into the home in fall 2017. Future projects are to include pool deck, landscaping, and interior refinements.
Please check back for periodic updates as completion of certain details evolves!
New Modern Farmhouse
Architecture/Renderings/Photography: HAUS | Architecture
Demolition + Foundations – New Modern Farmhouse 3
Our client had an unusual request – let’s design our next house prior having a specific location in-mind. After we design it, we will find a location.
Honestly, we we a little uneasy about designing something without an understanding of the context and possible orientation. So we designed something that could be mirrored and flipped if needed, and our client assured us that it would be a large enough site to allow some degree of flexibility in its placement. Incredibly, about a year after conceptual design, the perfect rural lot was secured, and construction of this home commenced following partial demolition of an existing barn structure. Photo below was taken after site prepared for new footings. To the far left is the remainder of the existing barn that will be maintained in the master plan.
Framing Begins – New Modern Farmhouse 3
We are excited to see the building take shape – only concern is the lack of natural light that will penetrate the main vaulted living space. We had discussed several skylight/dormer design options, but are doing without – some light will enter main living spaces via adjacent loft + dormers.
Stay Tuned for More Progress Photos!