This Pennsylvania style farmhouse is sited on a large, wooded property in the Champions Forest area of Houston. The farmhouse parti is unique in that the structure can be viewed from all directions. To that end, the use of the gable form and splayed headers establishes a rhythm throughout the exterior. The configuration of a two-story main house with one-story wings gives the illusion of age, that the farmhouse had been added to over a number of years.
The exterior materials are Pennsylvania “Green” and Arkansas “Garden Moss” natural stone, culled for their intense green and rust coloration. The natural slate roof complements the stone and enhances the dormers. The interior stained vintage pine woodwork and wide plank floors have similar warm values. Valley Forge flagstone floors, soapstone and bluestone counters were selected for their tones and northeast origin. The family room, as the hearth of this farmhouse, is accented with a rustic flagstone fireplace, Douglas fir ceiling and clerestory windows.
L. Barry Davidson Architects was the architect and interior designer on this house, completed in September 2007.