This new single-family residence is located on a green farmland site in the Cleveland southeast suburb of Bainbridge, Ohio. The active family who commissioned the project requested clean, modern features and an overall sustainable and responsible building strategy to complement the site, which is currently farmed with alfalfa and corn crops.
The 3,000 s.f. single-story home is arranged around a central open courtyard, with two flanking wings containing the master bedroom suite to the north and the remaining bedrooms to the south. Exterior cladding includes horizontal panels of cement fiberboard cladding in contrast with sections of ipe wood slat “rain screen” and galvanized standing seam metal roof at the central living room volume. An ipe wood slat clad barn designed to accommodate the family’s alpacas completes the new modern farmstead compound. Construction of this residence was finalized by Payne & Payne Builders in 2013.