Harding - Modern Farmhouse

Within Van Beuren Farms, an intimate, rural planned community in Harding Township, New Jersey, we designed this modern farmhouse with Colonial Revival overtones echoing the period of the 1920s-1940s. The main residence and half-story residence are surfaced with whitewashed cedar shingle, complemented by natural shingle rooflines, dominant brick chimneys, and stone base reminiscent of early American homes. The combination of styles presents a relaxed feel common to agrarian and domestic houses of the area and era. Each façade responds to the scale and presentation of the spaces they favor, providing a sense of repose that draws out the quiet country locale. The forms of the composition are fashioned in a colonial New England manner. A detached “barn” encloses the entry court. This charming structure houses a second garage, music studio, and donkey shed. It is sheathed with vertical board and batten, which juxtaposes the more formal surfaces of the main house. The structures on this property each offer their own distinct story.