Sheltered from a country road in its pasture setting, this new, four-bedroom house was set on a knoll for views of a small pond and small valley. The organization of the house recalls the forms of local, traditional farmhouses, while the massing reduces the apparent volume of the house. A symmetrical entry faces the road and significant glazing opens the living spaces to the terrace and southern light. The planning of the rooms balances an open flow with spatial definition. The use of natural materials and soft color helps to create a comfortable, relaxed and welcoming home.