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Early Branch Master Plan

 

Prior to this project a visit to Early Branch was a step back in time: a dilapidated but intact 19th century southern coastal plain farm complete with fields, barns, sheds, outbuildings, cane shed, smoke house and a farmhouse built in 1868 of materials salvaged from a house Sherman destroyed.

 

The new owners wished to retain the historic character while, over time, integrating modern conveniences.  The site's new master plan thus became a mechanism to reinforce 19th century farm life necessities with strategically located additions, surgical demolitions and reorientation of space from an inward focus to a more expansive and contemporary sense of connection with the environment. 

Early Branch Farmhouse, Tea House Renovation and Cottage Addition are designed in this Master Plan.

Robert M. Cain, Architect