Hallmarks of the emerging “Transitional” style are evident at this 7000 sf home in the Town of Somerset, Maryland. The architectural form and proportion of a traditional farmhouse has been distilled into a simple and austerely contemporary presentation. From the front, the familiar grace of this home is simplified by removing all unnecessary ornamentation and by rendering the lap siding in an achromatic field of white paint to contrast against the bronze finished windows, gutters, downspouts and other metal necessities.
The window sizes are exaggerated to wash the interiors of the home with natural light, many of which extend entirely to the floor in dramatic fashion. A consistently calm interior palette of white walls and rustically stained hardwood floors provide the backdrop for a more contemporary interior design. Spanning the narrow home’s width is an uninterrupted Family Room and Kitchen area, perfect for informal gatherings and entertaining. This expansive interior space adjoins to the rear yard through a cozy screened porch. The rear yard further extends down a serene path to a separate accessory structure Shed with welcoming outdoor seating area.