The modern farmhouse borrows from vernacular design in the region and embraces the native charm of Vermont and Quebecois barns in general. Its lovely wood exterior is punctuated by carefully placed windows that blend modernity with an air of timelessness.
On the lower level one finds the open living area shaded dining space a collection of courtyards a kitchen with concrete island and contemporary cabinets a TV room play area and refreshing pool.
Designed by in situ studio this contemporary home in North Carolina sits on a plot that has a steep slope with the street on one side and a hill on the other. Surrounded by greenery life at this smart family home is a blend of natural serenity and refined modernity.
All the four homes share a common terrace that also contains walkways that weave through the thick vegetation and provide stunning views of the scenery outside. Apart from the expansive deck each house has a cross-shaped floor plan with the living area bedroom entrance and bathroom all enjoying a wonderful view of the many sights and sounds outside. Living among the treetops becomes even more tranquil with the natural interiors eliminating any unnecessary disturbances and the décor being kept simple minimal and unassuming.
Creating a hub of green amidst the urban jungle around it it is the private courtyard of the house that ends up being the showstopper. A 375 square foot rooftop garden complements the lush green courtyard below beautifully even as deciduous trees provide plenty of shade during hot summer days.