Sited on 40 acres of rural landscape in central Missouri, this unique 1,500 square foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom straw bale home serves as a weekend retreat for a couple from Kansas City.
On the exterior, the straw bale walls are covered in a lime based Portland stucco and appear to float above the landscape. Striking horizontal lines and large overhanging roof planes give the house a modern aesthetic while the green corrugated metal roof and galvanized corrugated metal accents tie the building to its agrarian surroundings.
On the interior, vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan allow the house to feel spacious despite its small footprint. Douglas fir rafters are left exposed with a stained finish, giving the interior spaces a warm and inviting feel. In the winter, large, south-facing windows let in abundant sunshine to help heat the house through passive solar gain.