Residential Design

Vol 4, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Above: Existing buildings were refurbished, repurposed, or reconstructed. Material from an existing grainery was salvaged for the new garage. Although certainly a farmhouse in style, scrutiny of the plan shows it is also a courtyard building in organization. Major rooms wrap around an existing in-ground swimming pool, still in great shape 40 years after it was built. No one room is terribly large in the three-bedroom house. The biggest self-contained room is the screened porch. It's an essential part of any program in Minnesota, where, Jeans says, "the mosquitos are epic." It's not a "sunroom," but a true porch room open to the breezes and, she points out, "to the acoustics of the outdoors. Windows would ruin it. And in the summer, it's also a sleeping porch." The porch floors are concrete, as are the floors throughout the main level of the house. In the house, they provide radiant heat to supplement the forced air system. Farmhouse lap siding is every- where, too—painted white on the screen porch, where it segues into board-and-batten toward the ceiling, and left as natural pine with just a whitewash in the kitchen banquette area and in con- necting spaces between rooms. The pine trim widens to frame the tops of windows and doors—it evens morphs into a kind crown molding along the ceilings. "It's an honest material panel—in both the modern sense and the farmhouse realm," Jean says. "It's the idea of timber. It looks hardy." VOL. 4, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 69

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