Foxtail Insert House (Starter Home)
Foxtail insert house
The Foxtail Insert House is an adaptation of its site by announcing a marriage of craftsman style construction with simple agricultural vernacular. Simply, the farm massing meets craftsman detail. The child of these two styles is a playful modern home that will be true to the existing high design of immediate neighbors.
Responding to the mission of Cattail Creek Design Regulations:
The home avoids duplication, while maintaining a strong connection to its contemporary neighbors in scale, proportion, and material finishes. The Insert House starts with a simple gable shape finished with metal which is then interjected, and grounded, with craftsman style. Like fingers playfully pushing, pulling, and popping the simple metal volume into shape they create a bay window to the East, space for stairs to the North, and side porches to the South. The pieces of craftsmen style are carefully placed in a composition granting individuality to the home while being honest with the surrounding context. Using the two styles together creates a recognizable home with modern flare.
Location: Bozeman, MT
Program: Single Family Residence
Size: 1800 Square Feet
Larry Johnson - Structural Engineering
Cole Robertson - Principal Architect