RG Custom Home, New Hope, PA

 

For this intimate, village, Delaware riverfront home, we borrowed influence from both the farmhouse and cottage vernaculars then added a modern twist. The narrow lot and village context require a particular sensitivity to scale, hence the sweeping low eaves and simple modularity. The garage and main house step up in scale from the street while maintaining nearly identical form like nesting dolls. The garage and garden walls create a sense of privacy, a subtle visual barrier to the vibrant, bustling street life yet further back a large front porch connects the house to its Main Street locale. The master down floor plan is maximized for entertaining culminating in a magnificent high ceilinged great room, which opens out to fabulous outdoor terraces and gardens. Beautifully crafted detailing, somehow simultaneously formal and informal define spaces that flow without walls on a journey through the plan