Is it possible to combine rustic simplicity and urban design? How can a modern urban barn home look? The house we are sharing today is the answer to these questions, and it’s sure to enchant everyone.
Simplicity, refinement and comfort were what the owners of this urban barn home by Julia Day of Generation were seeking. They also wanted privacy, solace and calm and concealing the borders from the neighbors. To achieve this, an open and owing layout was conceptualized, consisting of intimate spaces that rank high on the comfort scale.
The architect made the house was both luxurious and understated at the same time, she went for a palette of muted and natural finishes and a show-stopping selection of iconic furniture, chosen for its honesty, purity and exceptional handcrafted quality. The layout is dominated by three parallel barns, each housing the living and sleeping zones, as well as two silos incorporating the home’s more functional uses: a lift well, cloakroom and sauna. Oak, steel and exposed concrete keep the aesthetic pared back, while generous proportions and a lack of decoration allow the house to breathe.
There’s little distinction between indoors and out, with vast openings afforded by cavity and stacking doors, as well as distinctly un-outdoorsy furniture. Resisting decoration for decoration’s sake, this is a home that gets to the heart of simplicity, proving that true luxury isn’t about ostentation – it holds back on excess, allowing the bones of a space to breathe, and nominates quality before quantity.