WMAIA 2018 Design Awards Entry
Jody Barker AIA, Northampton, MA
The clients were looking to expand their small farmhouse sitting on three quarters of an acre adjacent to the Mill River in a quiet neighborhood in Florence, MA. The 600 sf addition provided much needed space for socializing and entertaining in addition to improved storage and circulation. The addition of a front porch improved the exterior aesthetics and reflected the character of neighboring homes. A new mudroom was added to improve entry into the home. But the largest impact stemmed from the rear addition, a contemporary take on a traditional barn featuring locally sourced pine board siding, highly insulated exterior walls, an abundance of windows, and a pier support structure. The resulting space preserves views, improves energy efficiency, and brings additional light and living space.