Although it's situated on 220 acres in upstate New York, the Link Farm House doesn't resemble the gabled agrarian buildings we're used to seeing. The home is more of a contemporary contrast to its rural setting with an exterior formed by two perpendicular volumes. Clad in locally-sourced stone, the lower level houses the private areas within its opaque facade while its roof has been covered in plants, acting as a garden terrace for the main living area on the second story. Above, a glazed rectangle containing the public spaces rests on the ground floor and a hillside. The transparent walls blur the boundaries between the interior and the outdoors, allowing for unobstructed views of the landscape.
Photos: Tom Sibley / Slade Architecture