Fascinating House Merges Modern and Rustic Styles

. . . Creating an Entirely Fresh New Look


Sometimes it’s best to combine two distinctive architectural styles to come up with one that best achieves your vision and design intent.  These two styles may even be poles apart, but with careful choice of materials and design elements, it would result in a house that’s a joy to live in, looks great both inside and out, and blends harmoniously with its natural surroundings.


The DIGSAU designed house, located in Delaware, Philadelphia,  is exactly about that.  Aptly called the rustic loft, it boldly and skillfully merged the warmth and the rugged appeal of the rustic style with the clean, crisp lines and no-nonsense floor layout of the contemporary style. The reclaimed wood planks, sourced from an abandoned barn, used as cladding of the exterior walls is undoubtedly a tour de force.  It lends texture, warm color, and rustic flavor to the design and goes well with the landscape surrounding it.  To see how extremely well and eye-catching it turned out, just take a look at these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!


This family residence was designed with a goal to bring the clean lines and open living arrangement of urban loft-type living to the Delaware countryside.  Simple forms are combined  with local materials to reinforce the connection to the local agrarian tradition.


The ranch-style single level living has an open floor plan with a center core of utilities, storage & bathrooms to provide maximum versatility and flexibility.  The open plan can be converted to a more typical residential floor plan by closing a series of hidden pocket doors and surface-mounted barn doors.


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