HASS VALLEY FARM

Tall and thin, Hass Valley Farm perches on its beautifully rolling Wisconsin landscape. The sweeping acreage surrounding the weekend getaway provides an ideal setting to stretch views across its long, linear exterior.  The house’s form is simple, yet jogs and intertwines to identify the spaces inside – the stair slice buffers the sleeping and bathing side from the social side of the house, containing a double story great room whose low roof shoots out to shelter the screened porch.  The kitchen is nestled under an upstairs bedroom off the great room, creating a dramatic change in scale between the rooms.  The foyer is also sheltered by the low roof, which extends beyond the primary eave, bringing the ceiling lower over the entry bench across the stair for a more intimate arrival.  Jogging forward from the rest of the house to provide a more generous, but still modest, volume, the master suite breaks from the south facade, while the main hall and guest suite inhabits the main volume of the house.  A narrower roof tops the upper level, which slides into the great room volume creating the kitchen and bedroom overlap. All spaces offer views down the valley and up the ridge with large windows welcoming in the peaceful setting.