The client came to use a beautiful barn on a beautiful property with a view of a ravine. The barn was in excellent condition! We chose to renovate the barn while still standing (rather than rebuild it). The greatest challenge as always with barns is to work with the constraints of the barn structure and not destroy its charm with your intervention. This barn also needed to relate to a new house going on the property as well. the connection became the pool, we provided a change room pool mechanical in the lower level of the barn with the possibility of a pool slide from the barn loft deck! The large window openings worked with the timber purlins.
The other big challenge of barn conversion is how to make the exterior look like a barn but still have some wow factor. We designed a trim pattern that would mimic the braces within the barn on the exterior providing interest, railings, and pizazz
! while still maintaining the look of a barn.
Designed for entertaining it has a large open living room space and deck. With an interior kitchen core that separates a back rec room space with a theatre, pool table, and large stone fireplace. As well as a sleeping loft with a walk-out skylight balcony to take full advantage of the view!