Farmhouse

Marshall, Illinois

Originally a small barn, this building was previously renovated into a small house. We designed a second addition to the house, fulfilling the owner’s long-time dream for a tower perch from which to enjoy views of the bucolic surrounding farmlands. The tower also adds functional interior spaces, including a mudroom and small office.

On the exterior, the addition’s new height demarcates the house in the landscape and adds whimsy, while its massing is broken down into smaller parts in keeping with local architecture.