The client was looking for loft living, but with all the modern day comforts: bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets, polished concrete floors with radiant heat. Rather than build new, he wanted to give a second life to an abandoned 150 year old horse barn.
The design leaves the timber frame structure fully exposed and loosely weaves all interior walls around this framework, thus preserving the original scale and sense of openness while creating habitable spaces. The result is a 4-br, 4.5-bath dwelling with only 1 interior door (for the half-bathroom).
On the interior, white volumes float between 8x8 posts and beams to define spaces. Large reveals become passages for circulation, creating transition zones between public and private areas.
GC: Rock Ridge Construction Timberframe: Colonial Barn Restoration Structural: Fire Tower Engineered Timber