Thursday, February 08, 2007

Modernist Barn Renovation

This barn was featured in the August 27, 2000 edition of the New York Times Magazine. It was created by architect Hut Sachs for a family on Long Island. He took an 18th century Vermont barn frame (probably from The Barn People) and used it as a "great room" addition containing living, dining, and kitchen spaces. The author of the article calls it "architectural revivalism" and "an old barn slipcovered in modernism". See more pictures of the barn by going to the Hut Sachs website and clicking on "Residential" at the bottom right side of the main page.

I like this particular reuse of a barn frame because I think it avoids any hint of Country Home Style and does a pretty good job of integrating the antique with the modern. We hope that our project will have similar success.

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