Architecture + Design
Architecture, landscape architecture, and environmental design are critical components of our vision for Harvest. We worked with Reynolds & Jewell Landscape Architecture, an award-winning local firm, to design the master plan for Harvest. Now we're developing architectural guidelines to ensure that all buildings at Harvest are energy efficient and aesthetically appropriate.
Homes at Harvest
Home designs at Harvest will combine traditional and contemporary styles, influenced by local vernacular buildings and designed to take maximum advantage of natural light and prevailing winds. Homeowners will have the option of working with their own architect or collaborating with one of several local architects that are already involved in the project.
Our architectural guidelines will encourage homes with a small footprint, and include considerations for multiple structures such as studios and guesthouses that stand apart from the primary dwelling. This not only maintains a precedent set by countless farms around the world—it also reduces the visual mass of the structures and maintains the openness of the landscape. The environmental health of the property is protected by low-impact development techniques such as extensive buffers, limited tree and vegetation removal, and preservation of existing wildlife corridors.
If you're interested in making a home at Harvest, be sure to keep an eye on our Events page for opportunities to visit the property and learn more about the concept. We hold small tours every weekend, with larger events occurring every few months. Of course, we'd be glad to show you around anytime—just give us a call.
The Central Barn and Other Structures
As a working farm, Harvest will consist of more than just homes. Other buildings at Harvest will reflect our commitment to great architecture and environmental issues. We're working with Dixon Weinstein Architects to develop plans for the Central Barn, a multipurpose building that will combine farming activities with community-oriented uses. Other architect-designed structures will include an outdoor pavilion at Riverfront Park (which will include canoe and kayak storage) and the various buildings needed for farming operations.