Retreat at McLean & Mehr Farm
Architect/Designer | KTGY Architecture + Planning
Builder | Toll Brothers
Photographer | Ron Blunt Architectural Photography
The farmhouse design is emphasized with clean lines, juxtaposed textures of light, while dry-stack stone adjacent to metal canopies and dark bronze windows add an urban touch. The expansive floor plans are ideal for large families and entertaining. With basement and attic options, these homes can extend from two to four floors of living and gathering space.
A height limit of 35 feet, combined with 10-foot ceiling heights on multiple levels and pitched roofs, required the architects to be ever vigilant to fulfill the design intent within the height limitations. To create wide-open interiors, architects planned extensive glazing and terraces on three levels. A curved, unsupported spiral staircase is the centerpiece, highlighted by double-height windows that carry daylight to the basement. They also create distinct gathering spaces on each floor. A ground-floor suite at the back of the home creates an enclave of privacy for visitors.