Davidson Farms

Liberty, Missouri


Architecture, Landscape Architecture

We were hired to design a single-family community clubhouse for year-round use and positioned close a 3-acre lake for the entire community to enjoy. With 2,340 sf of conditioned interior space and 1,500 sf outdoor living space; there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy fishing, a scenic walking trail network, pocket parks, and a family-friendly pool with extensive pool deck. Indoor program: A leasing office, Party Room with large fireplace, Kitchen, indoor/outdoor restrooms and lots of storage for events. Outdoor Program: Large covered pergola with outdoor fireplace, grills, pool and sun deck.

Davidson Farms derived its namesake from its initial settlement in 1832, when the Davidson family ventured west from Kentucky to start a new life on the great American frontier. After settling in Missouri, generations grew up on this farm. To honor their legacy, the decision was made to create a community gathering space with the form and proportions of a traditional barn with contemporary style.

It’s a contemporary take on an American icon, the Monitor-style barn. This type of barn, while not the most common, can be found in rural Missouri today. The high vents which originally provided much-needed exhaust in the originals are used here as clerestory windows to bring natural lighting into the interior space. Once the light enters the clubhouse it will highlight the exposed structure, which had to be coordinated carefully with exposed ductwork. This provides a “refined rustic” aesthetic on the ceiling of the gathering space, contrasting appropriately with the contemporary details found elsewhere.

Working with Mike is great, he clearly communicated his vision to the design team and that allowed us to get to our schematic design quickly. This gave us time to carefully detail items like trim, structural components and windows to make for a more authentic resident experience.

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