Case Study House 1: Rappahannock County, Virginia
Vernacular architecture inspires the form and materiality of this house. Passive heating and cooling maximize energy efficiency, while flexible interior spaces allow for reduced overall square footage. The living areas encompass broad views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but the bedrooms and bathrooms open to the forest and hillside in the rear. From both perspectives, this home encourages its occupants to live with and within the surrounding beauty of the natural environment.