The project is a farm house located in Jerash, Jordan. The client is a grandfather who was born and raised in Palestine. Known for its marvelous nature and people’s connectedness to its land, the Owner’s homeland served as an inspiration. The architectural design, however, shies away from nostalgic copying of tradition and offers a modern interpretation of rural life. The play of masses corresponds to the natural landscape lines with a fragmented composition that relates to the scale of its surrounding fabric. The grouping of internal spaces follows the massing of the farmhouse, while being connected through transparent passageways. The three masses are cladded with soft yellow, small-format stone that contrasts with the Ammani material palette, and merges with the earthy natural colors around. The design breaks free from the conventional mode of construction that is heavily dependent on the use of reinforced concrete for structural elements and concrete blocks for exterior and interior walls. Given the high thermal mass of concrete, buildings tend to be hot in summer and cold in winter. Looking at how rural architecture used to have ceilings of wood, straw and mud that kept the interiors thermally comfortable, the design provides a modern detail using a wood structure for roofing system, with good insulation that keeps the building cool in summer and warm in winter –providing the perfect escape for the family across the seasons. The wood roofing system also dictates the spans of blocks, which come to resemble the fabric of surrounding village houses. The farmhouse came out as a true response to its locality, its cultural context and climate conditions. It is a call for going back to basics: technical excellence, contextual coherence, cultural sensitivity, and environmental sustainability. Here, the feasibility of the design makes it more impactful and, hopefully, a source of inspiration to many designers who work with limited resources and multiple local constraints.