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The Modern Barn House

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 10, 2014 01:01 AM
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by Brent Turner last modified Jan 09, 2014

Photo by Filip Dujardin on Earlier this week, while writing a post detailing the best great rooms around, I fell in love with one type in particular: modern barn house. This raw, rural, decaying type of structure is the perfect subject for dramatic modernization projects.  The beautiful space pictured throughout this post was renovated by Maxwan architecture in the Netherlands.  Hanging swag lamps and mini pendant lights were the perfect designs to drop from the uneven ceilings of the barn.  Image from the Design Ark The Dutch barn's simple floor plan - consisting of a ground floor and loft - led the firm to create a notable built-in (pictured above), incorporating kitchen counter, bookshelf and staircase in a single unit. For this project, a loft adds desired square footage (not to mention valuable nap space) to the barn, while the loft's overhang creates a cozy fireplace nook below: Image from Ignant Image from Design Ark When the architects moved in, they first noted that "all facade openings were too small, in the wrong place, or both." So they cut a large slit into the roof. Add some minimalist lighting from the rafters, and a modern barn space suddenly has a a very light, open feel. Possini Euro Ice Drop Double Light Swag Chandelier White and Chrome Finish Swag Style Plug-In Chandelier Whether it's a vacation home or an everyday home, smart design and a little TLC can transform a rustic barn into your modern dream home.     Images: Maxwan ,  Ignant , Design Ark






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