Acclaimed Dutch architecture firm VIVA was posed with a conundrum: how to use an existing façade to create a contemporary farmhouse. The yawning farmhouse dated back to the late 19th century, working against the plans for a comfortable home. VIVA ultimately decided to demolish and rebuild. They pulled inspiration from the original farmhouse, offering the same long façade. They also took into consideration the family’s need to interact with the deer they raise. The farmhouse is littered with windows of all sizes which give the residents full view of all aspects of their property. Built as a solid wood construction, VIVA used cross laminated timbre in reference of the original farmhouse and its unfinished interior. It also helped reduce the overall cost of construction.