Perched at the top of a hill surrounded by a 360 view of rural farmland sits Tryon Hill House. The house was inspired by the clients desire to have complete separation between the main living space and guest/kids bedrooms, resulting in a compartmentalized plan where each house function is separated visually through a series of connected gables. Recently retired farmers, the Murray’s house is a modern take on the grouping of simple gable style buildings so commonly found on traditional Island farms. From a birds eye view, the house kinks onto itself, addressing different view points throughout the site – each window addressing a different view from evergreen trees to beautiful PEI farmland.
The guest wing and the main living residence come together at a central glass gable which serves as a mudroom, a transitional space between the two wings, a sun kissed reading room and an interrupted view through the house to the back yard. The unique angles are preserved throughout the interior of the house to enhance the perception of the transition between spaces. Glass reveals separate the two wings as you move from the main living space into the guest wing.