Bright Barn


THE DIMINUTIVE 18TH CENTURY Pyle House and 1888 BANK BARN are the backdrops for the home and sculpture studio of a local artist. The challenge was linking the two buildings with an addition that creates a successful, vibrant mix of old and new architecture that is neither disrespectful of, nor slavish to, the earlier buildings. The house is closed to a busy road at the north side of the site with tall garden walls, while to the south it is dramatically opened to views and light. The contrast of old and new forms, and materials and details, reveals the history of the farm and the owners’ passion for sculptural expression.