Contemporary Farm House

Accord, New York


Passive solar principles guided the form of this house, set three feet into the ground to take advantage of the earth’s constant temperature and a large southern overhang, allowing the low winter sun to heat the concrete slab and keeping the high summer sun’s heat out of the home.  The house is a large shed form with a small second floor under a dormer with an opposing shed roof line, the mud room is approached via a sunken stone patio and the back of the house opens up to a large expanse of green fields and meadows.