Western Reserve Farmhouse Addition

Set amidst a decades-old tree farm and a newly established flower farm, this mid-1800s farmhouse was already surrounded by beauty.

With this new addition, the owner endeavored to visually connect the original Greek Revival home with a later addition that had been previously built. 

The age of the farmhouse required a special knowledge of historic structures and materials. RBF Colab worked with the owner to develop a plan that would ‘step’ the new construction down to seamlessly blend the two eras.

Before designing the addition, RBF Colab conducted an initial investigation to determine if the existing barnstone foundation walls could support the weight of the addition. Limited excavation allowed RBF Colab to verify the stone and soil conditions and certify to the owners the integrity of the project.

Poland, OH, 2018