Earth house nestled in the hillside
This beautiful home surrounded by rolling meadows is the latest home designed by Ian MacDonald Architect in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. The house is an exercise in minimal intrusion, practically disappearing into the grassy hillside it’s built on. The site is a 90-acre parcel of rolling farmland, located in Caledon, forty-five minutes north-west of Toronto. The agricultural property, natural topography, experiential sequence and an existing barn and stone farmhouse provide a dramatic situation for this new residence for a family of four. Careful siting re-presents this landscape’s rural character and the innate qualities of exposure and containment.