The Yonson Residence
Winner of 2016 Residential Design Award of Honor for Single Family Traditional Design Presented by AIA Atlanta
Nestled on 2.25 acres in the pastoral landscape of Milton, Georgia, the Yonson Residence is a true modern farmhouse. The design blends essential farmhouse style with the owner’s more modern interior vision for a truly unique result that feels like a natural, contemporary evolution of the setting’s horse farm heritage.
The 4652 square foot residence sits back more than 250 feet from the road and is approached by a shared gravel driveway surrounded by traditional four-rail fencing. A mixture of exterior materials gives the main house definition and depth – lending the new construction the established feel of a structure built over time and denoting the living and working areas of the home. Vertical cedar siding evokes a rural barn character on the exterior of the garage, an important view which faces the main road approach.
Traditional wide porches and a u-shaped plan design facilitate the owner’s desire for indoor and outdoor living connections in spectacular style, creating a large and private central courtyard in the rear which opens freely into the home thanks not only to multiple sets of traditional glass doors but also the creative implementation of a glass garage door which opens the kitchen and eating area’s rear wall to the porch beyond. The interior’s open spaces are finished in an eclectic yet intentional marriage of rustic farmhouse – in reclaimed beams and white shiplap – with modern and industrial aesthetics – in concrete plaster and metal fixtures – for a compelling modern interpretation of farmhouse life.