The Knowlton House started off as a classic farmhouse in rural Canada. After an expansion and renovation, the modest country home has been transformed into a stunning minimalist dwelling. The original gabled structure has been updated with a painted white facade and a corrugated metal roof. A simple form extends upward to take advantage of the views while minimizing disruption to the hilltop site. Clad in cedar, its charred finish gives its clean lines a rustic, weathered appearance and nods to the agricultural vernacular.
Photos: Adrien Williams / Thomas Balaban Architect