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Jones Cove Farmhouse

Jones Cove Farmhouse

Location: Asheville, NC
Type: New Construction

Our clients own an expansive mountain farm property in Buncombe County and wished to build a modern farmhouse focused on entertaining friends and hosting their large family. A thoughtful combination of small and large spaces and a variety of connections to the outdoors creates a home our clients can live and entertain in for many years to come.

To provide the space needed to meet the owners’ needs, the design consists of multiple structures linked together with paths, transparent passages, and breezeways. This solution recalls historic farm properties that have been added to over time. Dividing the home into smaller masses also prevented the house from dominating the landscape.  The public and private forms are separated by a glass entry passage and garden courtyard. In the main living space, a two-story window wall overlooks the courtyard and serves as a natural backdrop for the main stair.  The garden provides views of the landscape from all 4 sides as well as sun shading from the specimen tree.

The owners also needed spaces to gather outside. In collaboration with our clients and landscape architect Drake Fowler, we created a sequence of outdoor gathering moments, including a sunset-facing screened porch, a drive doubling as half basketball court, a bocce lawn, and a lawn that connects the main house to a pool.  The pool pavilion is located at the edge of the forest and provides sun, shade, and downhill views of the farm valley.  This space includes an outdoor kitchen, a communal farm table, and a stone fireplace.  A small garden creates an intimate counterpoint to the gathering spaces and provides a landscape buffer between pool activity and the property’s main entrance drive.