Worrell Yeung renovates New York farm with assortment of "cousin" wood-clad buildings

Brooklyn-based studio Worrell Yeung has up to date a historic property in New York with a sequence of gabled buildings clad in varied timber finishes and particulars.

The studio run just lately renovated and expanded the North Salem Farm home and studio on 8.7 acres in Westchester County, New York.

The buildings had been clad in timber

The challenge totals 6,585 sq. toes (610 sq. metres) and “continues the studio’s curiosity in expressing architectural quantity via a simplification of the weather,” Worrell Yeung mentioned.

The principle home was initially a dairy barn. The studio gutted and expanded the 4,650-square-foot (430-square metre) rectangular dwelling into an L-shaped plan with overlapping roofs. Worrell Yeung additionally added a free-standing storage and studio; and a single-slope spa shed, every with its personal materials therapy.

Black timber barn-style buildings by Worrell Yeung
The house was knowledgeable by vernacular agricultural buildings

Clad in a darkish steel roof and customized darkish inexperienced stained cypress in a different batten sample, the primary home references and updates agrarian vernacular.

The house’s multi-layered gabled types have interaction the positioning, work together with one another and body inside areas, studio co-founder Jejon Yeung mentioned.

One aspect is marked by a dormer whereas the opposite options massive home windows that orient inside areas towards the adjoining pond.

Timber-clad outbuilding by Worrell Yeung
The studio additionally added a spa shed

Inside, the vaulted communal area is open from one finish to the opposite. The studio collaborated with Silman Structural to measurement up the uncovered rafters, mixing them with the picket trusses and accenting the metal tie rods.

“Uncovered Douglas Fir ceiling rafters proceed our curiosity in detailing advanced and complicated methods that require ingenuity and collaboration however look fairly easy,” co-founder Max Worrell mentioned.

The dwelling space incorporates a black wooden bookcase wall and soapstone hearth that distinction the kitchen’s zinc island and Douglas Fir millwork.

The opposite areas are a mixture of wooden remedies and tones, together with darkish red-stained; wire-brushed cypress partitions within the powder room, terracotta and blue encaustic tile flooring within the loos; and slate-coloured ceramic tile and daring black wooden screens.

Open-plan living space with exposed pitched timber roof and rafters
The timber roof rafters had been left uncovered

The home has 5 bedrooms – three on the primary stage and two compact dormer rooms upstairs – that look out on the encompassing panorama via minimal black-framed home windows.

Downstairs, the unique 1800s stone basis serves because the wall texture for the communal basement.

Open-plan living space with an exposed pitched timber roof and black timber-panelled gable end
Totally different wooden remedies had been used all through the home

A pictures studio and storage sit parallel to the primary home and join with a sheltered central entry.

“The studio portion of the construction is lined with Douglas Fir plywood and magnetic pinup partitions and comprises an open pantry, built-in workstation, sleeping loft, and loo,” the structure studio mentioned.

East of the primary home, linked by a crushed gravel pathway, sits a white half-gable spa shed. A weathered gray cypress rain-screen covers the small type that holds a sizzling tub and sauna.

Lounge room and bar in a home with a timber ceiling and stone wall
The house’s stone basis was left uncovered for the basement partitions

“As this system on the positioning grew, we continued to play with the archetypal gabled type,” Worrell mentioned. “The storage/studio has comparable detailing and finishes on the outside to the primary home, however we wished to diversify and complement the fabric palette for the third construction.”

“We did not need a monotonous expertise of transferring from one dark-clad constructing to the following,” Yeung mentioned. “As an entire, we learn the gathering of buildings as siblings which can be intently associated—like cousins.”

Equally, Worrell Yeung designed a black-clad modern barn within the Hudson River Valley. The studio additionally just lately accomplished a lake home with cascading cantilevers in Connecticut.

The pictures is by Naho Kubota.

Mission credit:
Architect: Worrell Yeung (Jejon Yeung, Max Worrell, Yunchao Le, Cohen Hudson, Bryan Cordova)
Interiors/FFE: Worrell Yeung
Panorama structure: RAFT
Meadow marketing consultant: Larry Weaner Panorama Associates
Structural engineer: Silman
Civil engineer: Insite Engineers P.C.
MEP engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
Builder: L&L Builders, Belmont Land Design