Built to take full advantage of its natural surroundings and incorporate the outdoors with indoors, the Westfall Residence has a warm, yet modern quality. Wrapped in western red cedar siding and elongated warm brick profiles, natural materials are used to reflect the site’s ruralness and create a dialogue with the local vernacular.
Located in the rural countryside of East Canton, Ohio and situated on a secluded 40-acre lot the home is comprised of a Y-shaped floor plan to maximize views of the surrounding hills. Floor to ceiling glazing enables indoor-outdoor connections, while an earth-berm emphasizes the gesture of the home extending out from the landscape.
The ground floor consists of a centrally located kitchen and dining room, with additional common spaces branching out into the arms of the Y-shaped floor plan.
Capping the ground floor are two metal-clad gable-profiled volumes containing the primary suite and bedroom wing, separated by a glass bridge seating area, bringing a contemporary and modern break from the traditional profile used to echo the region.
Location: East Canton, Ohio
Size: 7,400 sf
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Blake Hussey, Ignacio Bruni