The three elements comprising our new house are metal, stone, and old barn wood. The durable metal roof is a cousin to the roof on our old barn, and the barn wood comes from dismantled barns around the region. The stone is from our land.
A visitor who saw the project for the first time said: “oh, you are remodeling the old place.” I laughed aloud and realized his comment was a compliment, for our goal is to build a new house that looks old and rustic. It seems we are achieving that vision.