Architect Brian Mac, AIA, Birdseye Design, Richmond
Building materials Both the renovated farmhouse and the new addition feature metal roofs and painted clapboard siding. Interior flooring is a combination of wide-plank pine, concrete and bamboo.
Design strategy The architect/owner gutted the farmhouse’s interiors, ripping down everything but its old bones. He also reinforced the foundation, and slowly—the whole process took seven years—preserved the old character while updating everything else.