Modern House in Oxford Pa


This Modern House was built for $160/sq/ft


The Client Says

We are enjoying your vision"

"We owned the ground and found Joe to help us design an timber frame type home. We had existing furniture and wanted to build a house to fit same, and one with an open dramatic contemporary flare. Joe knocked the ball out of the part with delivering unique yet functional design, everything fit great and we love the home and are very proud of the design. Late in the process we bought an expensive floor sample kitchen, Joe happily made the last minute changes which was not trivial. We really enjoyed the experience and would not be as happy with the outcome without Joe."

Gary and Leslie R, Oxford PA


Open Floor plan

Clear cedar ceiling and cable rails


Trapezoid windows

Allow for greater openness by following the 1/12 pitch roof.

fireplace in the center of the view wall enhances furniture placement and room use. Ask us how.


5 x 14 beams create a rhythm

It is important the the rhythm established bey the beams and posts make sense i the floor plan and exterior fenetration.



This client purchased a demo kitchen from a Poggenpohl showroom. We designed the house around it, it's features became the highlight of the house. The client save tens of thousands of dollars.

"Make your problems assets", F. L Wright


Franke vents

the Franke kitchen vents were part of the demo kitchen. They required special thoughts for getting the ducts outside. A rectangular "hole" around the ducts with added down lights were the answer.Notice: they follow the roof pitch.


Wide overhangs

The wide overhangs provide architectural interest and protection at the door.


Welcoming entry journey

Translucent garage doors, stone walls and walk, the rhythm of the glass, and the placement of art give the visitor a clear sense of entry.


Great flow from outside, to screen porch to deck.

Downlights highlight the great shapes of the structure


Wide overhang on the South side

The optimum dimension of overhang allows for sun in the winter when wanted, and blocks it in summer when unwanted.

Cable rail are perfect for enhancing a great view.


Baseboard detail

We used an elegant, unique modern detail.

"god lives in the details", Mies van der Rohe


floor to ceiling glass

Notice; ventilating awning window at floor level allows for mullion below eye view, even when seated.