Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Architecture Wednesday: The Barn As House

I'm a bit schizophrenic when it comes to architecture and houses that I like. One day it's the smooth clean lines of a modern house, the next it's some old house on a tiny island along the east coast. I like a sunny beach house, or a soaring tree house; I like a simple Asian home, or an elaborate, centuries old place.

This week, it's a barn.
from digsdigs:
This old barn was taken from Canada to Connecticut and was converted into a home.  
Russell Groves is one of the architects that worked to bring to life this project. The mechanical, electrical and data systems of the barn were updated but the look and the structure remained. 

The old stairs remained from the barn is one of the centerpieces. The fireplace in the living room is made of steel but it looks like it’s very old. Modern and stylish furniture gives a wonderful mixture with old wood of the barn. 
The kitchen is very simple and looks modern; two walls are made of mosaic marble. 
In the bathroom the modern silhouette of the bath gives a light sculptural touch. 
The furniture for the bedroom was taken in the local shop, it’s handcrafted but the designers painted it ebony black to get a modern touch. There is even a guest house where traditional style is mixed with contemporary. 
Could you think that an old barn can become such a fantastic living space?

2 comments:

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Beautiful. I want it.

Sam said...

Gorgeous.