Bucks County, PA
One of three original settlements established by William Penn, Bucks County was named for Buckinghampshire, England. Today, the community retains its British charm with small towns dotting the countryside north of Philadelphia. Residences vary in architectural style and genre. Hunters Hollow, a single family residence in a rural setting, is the homeowner’s childhood home. The original 1970s colonial style house offered much raw material for a redesign.
Alloy5 sought to creatively retain crucial elements of the structure while drawing influences from neighboring farmhouses and barns. A gambrel roof is punctuated with large dormer windows. Floor to ceiling windows on the first floor connect the home to the surrounding landscape. Inside, the home is deliberately simple with reclaimed barn wood ascents softening the aesthetic.