Modern House on an Old Farmstead
Architect: Jim Rowe
Architect Firm: Studio Agoos Lovera
Location: Malvern, PA
Project Type: Contemporary
The modern 7,000-square-foot home is located on a beautiful four-acre site that was once part of a historic farmstead. All the major spaces are oriented to the south to maximize natural light and take advantage of the panoramic view of Valley Creek running through the property. The primary materials used for the home are expansive glass, local stone, metal roofing, and an exposed steel framing that defines the individual spaces within the open floor plan. Marvin windows became the interface between the modern design vision and surrounding agricultural properties. A large window wall not only provides views of the landscape, but also creates long, naturally illuminated gallery spaces for the homeowner’s art collection. All the windows and door types truly tied the home together with clean lines and fine craftsmanship.