Modern Barn Home Of Salvaged Materials

This modern home is a restored and redone old barn and salvaged materials were used to build it

This modern home is a restored and redone old barn and salvaged materials were used to build it

Old barns are very charming. They have history and they showcase a very beautiful rustic style which is worth preserving to some degree which can inspire a lot of unique projects. One was the restoration and transformation of a barn located in East Cascades, in a beautiful canyon area surrounded by foothills.

Because it was such a beautiful and charming structure to begin with, studio mwworks didn’t want to change it too much so they tried to preserve it as much as possible. At the same time, they wanted to give it a more modern aesthetic, especially on the inside. The ultimate goal was to convert this old barn into a nice retreat for its owners, a place where they can get away from the city and relax and enjoy a simpler life, closer to nature.

The barn thus became a three-bedroom retreat. In order to give a more open feel and to bring more natural light inside, the architects created a large glazed section which goes from the floor all the way up to the roof. It runs through the center of the facade and it’s framed by wood-paneled walls on either side with the pitched roof sheltering it from above. Apart from this major update, a lot of the interventions focus on using lots of salvaged materials. This helps to maintain a rustic and weathered look throughout the barn. The sliding barn doors were of course incorporated into the design along with a variety of other notable features. They all come together to give this barn a very beautiful and eclectic look.

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The home is indoor-outdoor as much as possible, there are glazed doors to bring views and light in

The home is indoor-outdoor as much as possible, there are glazed doors to bring views and light in

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The designers saved the original structure as much as possible

The designers saved the original structure as much as possible

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The majority of the materials and even a lot of the fixtures were salvaged and locally-sourced

The majority of the materials and even a lot of the fixtures were salvaged and locally-sourced

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All the new additions are in sync with the barn’s history and original design and structure

All the new additions are in sync with the barn’s history and original design and structure

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The house retianed its coziness and a slight vintage feel thanks to the use of materials and the style chosen for innner decor

The house retianed its coziness and a slight vintage feel thanks to the use of materials and the style chosen for innner decor

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All the surrounding areas were preserved as much as possible, maintaining a natural and organic look

All the surrounding areas were preserved as much as possible, maintaining a natural and organic look

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The house is located in a remote place, so there were no restrictions while building

The house is located in a remote place, so there were no restrictions while building

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