Burlington, NC | Photography by Jim West

This rural house sits at the edge of pasture and woods and draws its simple forms from the utilitarian nature of nearby agricultural buildings. At the end of a long, curving drive, the L-shaped house defines an entry court within the pasture. A covered walk marks the entry and continues through the house and extends beyond as a wood pier, which pushes into the woods and overlooks the stream below. The house is anchored by a two-story screened porch and deck with a masonry fireplace, providing a focus for outdoor family life.