Luxurious Yet Understated Urban Barn Home

This luxurious yet understated home shows urban barn living and a mix of two different styles

This luxurious yet understated home shows urban barn living and a mix of two different styles

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.

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The indoor spaces blend with outdoors seamlessly and the selection of furniture strikes

The indoor spaces blend with outdoors seamlessly and the selection of furniture strikes

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Interesting artworks and creative furniture make the spaces bold and negative space lets the house breathe

Interesting artworks and creative furniture make the spaces bold and negative space lets the house breathe

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The dining space is done with a chic glass dining table and felt chairs, accessories here play an important role

The dining space is done with a chic glass dining table and felt chairs, accessories here play an important role

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The living room is done with a panoramic window, and glass doors separate the living and dining spaces

The living room is done with a panoramic window, and glass doors separate the living and dining spaces

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The outside dining area is covered with shutters to protect it from excessive sunlight

The outside dining area is covered with shutters to protect it from excessive sunlight

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The bathroom is done in dark colors, there's wood and stone to add a texture and interest

The bathroom is done in dark colors, there's wood and stone to add a texture and interest

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The guest bedroom is done with a framed bed and some chic furniture, doors let open it to the rest of the house

The guest bedroom is done with a framed bed and some chic furniture, doors let open it to the rest of the house

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The master bedroom is done with chic upholstered furniture, artworks and is filled with natural light

The master bedroom is done with chic upholstered furniture, artworks and is filled with natural light