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Shorter and lower than the main house, the bunkhouse also has windows of a similar scale as those in the old farm buildings, while opening up to the fields and waterways on the other side. A four-story observation tower at one end of the structure offers a birds-eye view of the surrounding farm. This element connects visually with silos on the adjacent barns and provides a focal point for the run of buildings. The bunkhouse has two bunkrooms, a family room downstairs and two bedroom suites upstairs. Separating the bedrooms out over two houses naturally makes entertaining large numbers a great deal easier, says Vinci. Beyond the bunkhouse, a swimming pool and pool house run perpendicular to the two main buildings, and are discreetly screened from view by maturing hedges. “The pool house is a deep, shady retreat that has a distinctly modern air – from its shallow hip roof to its large glass sliding doors,” the architect says. resource list | video | plan | images Search 44581 at Top: The bunkhouse tower is in keeping with similar, older versions on two nearby barn structures. However, the clean-lined wraparound windows, together with another in the kitchen of the main home, are playful modern concessions. Story by Charles Moxham Exterior photography by William Zbaren, interior images by Eric Hausman search | save | share at 17