This sprawling stone farmhouse is one of 14 buildings on 640 acres of land in Pennsylvania. The reconfigured main house blends existing structural elements with salvaged and regional materials.
A two-story skylit entry hall announces the public entrance. Slicing through the house from front to back, the atrium holds an open staircase and bridge leading to second-floor bedrooms. The living room is on the right; kitchen and orangery on the left.
The north-facing wing's first-floor library and second-floor master bath focus views across the gardens to the dairy barn and farm animals. The stone steps are on axis with the living room opening; beyond is the orangery.
A ridge skylight floods the master bath with light. Sunlight plays up the soft finishes of salvaged and found materials.
The worn blue door, found in a local warehouse, marks a service entrance between the kitchen and orangery.
Seventeeth-century French oak floors, some original to the house, were planed down and given a velvety finish rather than a hard sheen. The master bedroom's walls re-create the existing house's old wood lintels and white parge coating.