Our concept for this new home, located in a pastoral farm valley in Haywood County, North Carolina, expresses a nuanced personality that is light and modern as well as grounded and rustic. Charged with designing a home comprised of expansive windows while also respecting the landscape and existing vernacular farm structures, we sought to merge the modern with the historic. Taking cues from nearby context of barns and other farm out-buildings, the house is distilled to a single form, conveying simplicity and humility. Generous windows throughout the home achieve the client’s goal of capturing distant valley and mountain views, while the horizontality of