This is a house that I designed about a year ago for a couple who wanted a weekend retreat. The client wanted a modern farmhouse feel. I kept a strong farmhouse massing which means 12:12 rooflines narrow gables and low slope porches. I kicked it up a notch and squarely into the 21st century by using SIPs, corrugated metal siding and sloped posts at the porch. The thick eaves make for a simple SIP detail.