Caretaker’s House

This complex of small buildings includes a house, workshop, greenhouse and machinery garages. It serves both as a home and work facility for a caretaker and as the entrance to a 200 acre woodland property. The buildings form an abstracted gate and create a courtyard, offset from the entry route to provide a private exterior space for the caretaker's family.

The material language for the buildings derives from the landscape wall that lines the long entry drive.  The perimeter walls of the building complex are of fieldstone, laid tightly with deeply recessed joints.  From these masonry walls spring glue-laminated southern yellow pine timber frames which are in turn enclosed by cypress-sided prefabricated wall panels.  The wood surfaces warm and soften the interior of the courtyard.  Lead-coated copper sheaths the simple shed roofs.

This complex of small buildings includes a house, workshop, greenhouse and machinery garages. It serves both as a home and work facility for a caretaker and as the entrance to a 200 acre woodland property. The buildings form an abstracted gate and create a courtyard, offset from the entry route to provide a private exterior space for the caretaker's family.

The material language for the buildings derives from the landscape wall that lines the long entry drive.  The perimeter walls of the building complex are of fieldstone, laid tightly with deeply recessed joints.  From these masonry walls spring glue-laminated southern yellow pine timber frames which are in turn enclosed by cypress-sided prefabricated wall panels.  The wood surfaces warm and soften the interior of the courtyard.  Lead-coated copper sheaths the simple shed roofs.

This complex of small buildings includes a house, workshop, greenhouse and machinery garages. It serves both as a home and work facility for a caretaker and as the entrance to a 200 acre woodland property. The buildings form an abstracted gate and create a courtyard, offset from the entry route to provide a private exterior space for the caretaker's family.

The material language for the buildings derives from the landscape wall that lines the long entry drive.  The perimeter walls of the building complex are of fieldstone, laid tightly with deeply recessed joints.  From these masonry walls spring glue-laminated southern yellow pine timber frames which are in turn enclosed by cypress-sided prefabricated wall panels.  The wood surfaces warm and soften the interior of the courtyard.  Lead-coated copper sheaths the simple shed roofs.

This complex of small buildings includes a house, workshop, greenhouse and machinery garages. It serves both as a home and work facility for a caretaker and as the entrance to a 200 acre woodland property. The buildings form an abstracted gate and create a courtyard, offset from the entry route to provide a private exterior space for the caretaker's family.

The material language for the buildings derives from the landscape wall that lines the long entry drive.  The perimeter walls of the building complex are of fieldstone, laid tightly with deeply recessed joints.  From these masonry walls spring glue-laminated southern yellow pine timber frames which are in turn enclosed by cypress-sided prefabricated wall panels.  The wood surfaces warm and soften the interior of the courtyard.  Lead-coated copper sheaths the simple shed roofs.

This complex of small buildings includes a house, workshop, greenhouse and machinery garages. It serves both as a home and work facility for a caretaker and as the entrance to a 200 acre woodland property. The buildings form an abstracted gate and create a courtyard, offset from the entry route to provide a private exterior space for the caretaker's family.

The material language for the buildings derives from the landscape wall that lines the long entry drive.  The perimeter walls of the building complex are of fieldstone, laid tightly with deeply recessed joints.  From these masonry walls spring glue-laminated southern yellow pine timber frames which are in turn enclosed by cypress-sided prefabricated wall panels.  The wood surfaces warm and soften the interior of the courtyard.  Lead-coated copper sheaths the simple shed roofs.

This complex of small buildings includes a house, workshop, greenhouse and machinery garages. It serves both as a home and work facility for a caretaker and as the entrance to a 200 acre woodland property. The buildings form an abstracted gate and create a courtyard, offset from the entry route to provide a private exterior space for the caretaker's family.

The material language for the buildings derives from the landscape wall that lines the long entry drive.  The perimeter walls of the building complex are of fieldstone, laid tightly with deeply recessed joints.  From these masonry walls spring glue-laminated southern yellow pine timber frames which are in turn enclosed by cypress-sided prefabricated wall panels.  The wood surfaces warm and soften the interior of the courtyard.  Lead-coated copper sheaths the simple shed roofs.