This project takes as its object of study an existing historic barn, and its surrounding landscape and watercourse. The Hobby Barn, as it is affectionately known, was built in the early 1700’s in Pound Ridge, New York. The Owners of this historic property approached us to perform a series of ongoing design interventions throughout the building and grounds. The overall strategy for work done to the house was to refurbish certain original architectural features while interjecting modern materials and amenities at key moments within the project. All work is grounded in a belief that a site is animated by its latent programs, spatial organizations, and existing architectures and, inversely, a program is activated by a site, by a physical and social situation—milieu—that it must negotiate.