Verdant Hollow is a 225-acre sustainable organic farm located on a pastoral setting of fields and forests in southwest Michigan. The farm’s caretakers welcome guests and visitors into their lives in a natural, welcoming, and open way, and they wanted the design of their home to reflect that charac.
In addition to a welcoming, open feel, the family also desired for their home to have spaces for privacy and alone time, including reading nooks, and an upstairs relaxation area. The clients engaged MMA to design a new home on the established property, which involved studying the area to position the home in a way that maximizes energy efficiency, as well views.
The north side of the home faces the forest, while the south side faces the surrounding farm, providing plenty of natural light and great views of the pastures, pond, and outbuildings even while in the home.
With a view of most spaces on the first floor, the kitchen is designed to be the heart of the home - a place for eating, gathering, working, and playing. The kitchen reflects efficiency, including stainless steel countertops and a large pantry that is accessible through a sliding pass-through countertop door.