Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Farmhouse 72

Great variation on a theme with the triple hung windows going right down to the floor. Easy access from any room to the porch. Dormers might not be original, along with the posts of the porch, but mostly true. A great example of a farmhouse with a bit of a twist.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Farmhouse 71

A double 3-bay, or a six bay with some modifications over time. Jergenhead gables and bay windows on the end feel newer than the original. Right on route 30 between Exton and Downingtown.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Farmhouse 70

A dilapidated German style siding 3 bay. It shows the need for more space with the "ell". So many of these houses give examples of how to use the same vocabulary and create broken down volumes instead of bloated "big box" houses.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Farmhouse 69

This is now "Lighting by Design" but is definately a great example of a 5-bay plan with additions to the rear. Parital inspiration for our house. Love the stone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Farmhouse 68

Unfortunately, another one right up on the road. Still, you can see the twin chimneys, some shutters, and the nice cedar roof are great touches.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Farmhouse 67

This is another three bay with doors on the first floor in all bays. French style doors allow more air into the house.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Farmhouse 66

Four bay with rather heavy handed renovation. Twin chimneys give away the original footprint.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Farmhouse 65

Unusual three bay with windows that come right down to the floor. Other details are the post original brackets and I believe replacement windows.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Farmhouse 64

Like so many of the farmhouses around, they are right up on the road, surrounded by trees and difficult to photograph. Again, another three bay with older additions that are rather considerate.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Farmhouse 63

Three bay with a screened-in porch addition. Rather simple, nuff said.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Farmhouse 62

This total of 5-bay house is easy to see the stages. The two bay portion with the exposed stone must be the older portion, it has a larger fireplace/chimney and the more modest scale. The three bay two and a half story is a bit more extravagent and classic. The simple porch detailing is great and the shutters match even though the stages are different.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Farmhouse 61

4-Bayer with pent roof across the entrance doors. This was a "twin" in the olden sense. The farmer owned one side and rented out the other. You can really get a sense of the recessed doors into the stone with transoms above. The doors in stone houses are recessed and the sides paneled.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Farmhouse 60

This is a really neat house with 5 bays on the first floor and 4 on the second. Unusual, but fits very well into the genre. The rear "l" adds to the distinction of the farmhouse and the gutters on the roof are a great detail.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Farmhouse 59

Another 3-bay center entrance like yesterday, but has a nice pent roof over the front door to break up the elevation. Twin chimneys and a great addition to the left and the rear. Other buildings on this lot are a great spring house and garage.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Farmhouse 58

Simple center entrance 3-bay with a rather slap-dash addition, not taking into consideration the original.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Farmhouse 57

This 5-bayer also is a great stone house with the "t" shape in plan. A neat detail is the bay on the side, I am using a similar form for our piano bay. This property is currently for sale, with a huge barn, for over...one Million Dollars!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Farmhouse 56

Like so many of these farmhouses, they are crammed up against the road, so you have to do some legwork to find a "shot". This is across a pond, but the picture shows that the house is four bays wide with two and a half stories.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Farmhouse 55

Amazing example of how the house tells a story over time with additions, but they relate to each other and use the same architectural language, even though they might be decades apart.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Farmhouse 54

Simple, framed, three bay farmhouse with more "stick" style brackets and columns. Great simple eaves and gable details. White and dark green details again are prominent on this house that probably is covered in asbestos siding.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Farmhouse 53

The back of a house that is nearly un-seeable from Route 100. I like it because it shows the half story windows on the rear wing that I like to incorporate in designs for half stories, etc. Unusual 3 over 6 double hung windows are also a neat feature.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Farmhouse 52

This is the Upland Farmhouse in Upper Uwchlan Township. After walking through this and working with the historic planner, we found out about the stages this house took to get to this look, and it informs changes that I have seen in other houses. Not that all are the same, but you begin to see how the houses have evolved over the years. This was added to and then the gable turned and the cross gable added with the Victorian details.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Farmhouse 51

Semi-abandoned farmhouse near the "townhouses" of the Byers Station. Indications of shutters that have been lost, slightly gambrel-gable roof form, twin chimneys, another example that the farmhouse comes in many shapes, but follow simple rules. The modified entry with transom is a great way to differentiate this three bay-er.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Farmhouse 50

Renovated with the cross gable and brackets. Dark green and white body of the house. Deep door indicates stone walls.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Farmhouse 49

This farmhouse is stuck right in the middle of the new Byers Station development. What a loss of farming area and privacy to this farm. Again, simple gable roof form with the shed front porch, simple traditional columns, stucco walls and white windows. Another classic.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Farmhouse 48

An amazing little, did I mention little!, farmhouse located in the smack middle of the Byers station development. This is the "Love Shack". I really enjoy this neat 3-bay one and a half story cottage. Stone covered in stucco, classic and small. Shed roof porch, simple details, inset front door with paneled entry.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Farmhouse 47

Off of Fellowship Road, this is a more German style farmhouse with the stone and deep gable. Continuous pent roof and twin chimneys finish out the look.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Farmhouse 46

West Vincent township on display. Heavy handed addition to this 3 bay here. Twin chimneys are great, grey shingles are not. Poor replacement front door, but decent old-ish shutters.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Farmhouse 45

4 bay-er on the hill side. New! houses above, and totally out of scale for what is needed or responsible. Twin chimneys and screen porch really flesh out the look here. Love the simple white exterior and cedar roof.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Farmhouse 44

Added over time 5 bay farmhouse, set high on a hill and still hard to find. Pent roof over the first floor breaks up the elevation. Farmer likely owned the left half, rented out the right portion.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Farmhouse 43

Not a farmhouse, but a barn to the last house. What a specimen, tapered columns, so Chesco, banked barn, doors, great windows. Lovely lawn, cedar roof, and stone arch.
Again, wow.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Farmhouse 42

I can't believe where I found this house, and if you can find it also, then you have some great skill, my friend. This is a prototype of the house I have designed for the Hand Household. 5 bays and 2 and a half stories, simple, gabled, and vernacular. Excellent.