Finding a contemporary solution to a recreational building that respects the history of a 15th century farmhouse and the local vernacular was a daunting challenge. We created a building that reveals the old house, bread - oven and chimney and remains below the apex of the lowest roof. The materials we chose were truly referenced from the surrounding context. Cedar sidings, left to weather a silver grey distinctly remind us that materials age. The copper roof has elegantly matured to a dark umber, a colour repeated in the bricks and roof tiles of the house. The GluLam and the birch faced ply interiors, bring a warmth and very visible grain to the finishes.