Rose Lee’s House is the result of two semesters of work by the 2nd-year studio in which students were challenged to investigate contemporary forms of rural dwellings. In 2008–2009, Rose Lee’s House focused on the idea of an expandable home. The house can be expanded as needed over time: it is based on the traditional local farmhouse strategy, and its design is driven by the client’s priorities, necessities, and lifestyle.
The goal is to propose a design and building strategy capable of providing a flexible home, open to different variations and future expansions. The courtyard brings natural light, weather, and landscape into the center of the dwelling and becomes the “outdoor living room” for Rose Lee and her family.