barn conversion shed 13 - Barn Conversion: Contempo/rustic Country Living

Barn Conversion: Contempo/rustic Country Living


Barn conversions are common in rural surroundings. You already have the space, so why not utilize it as your home, a guesthouse, a studio or even a home office… Nowadays, these large open spaces can be renewed with a modern touch or preserved by keeping their original country feel.

In this project, the owners succeeded in combining the best of two worlds, transforming an old barn into a contemporary living space with a rustic touch. Continue reading

modern barn house balance8 - Balancing Barn House: Plunging Into Nature

Balancing Barn House: Plunging Into Nature


This 35m long house is a modern holiday home in the English countryside in Suffolk. Situated on a beautiful site by a small lake, the structure is balanced on the edge of a slope, with half cantilevered out over a meadow 5m below – As the site slopes, and the landscape with it, the visitor experiences nature first at ground level and ultimately at tree height. Fantastic! Continue reading

modern barn house sh 4 - Modern Barn House in Connecticut

Modern Barn House in Connecticut


Partially destroyed in a fire, this historic gambrel-style dairy barn in Wilton, Connecticut, has been reconstructed and redesigned into an elegant, modern home with a loft-like living space. Continue reading

barn home falmouth 6 - Barn Home in Falmouth

Barn Home in Falmouth


Reconstructed from recently salvaged timbers of a vintage 1700’s barn, this family home has succeeded in creating an old rural board-and-batten barn style look & feel with a touch of contemporary shabby-chic. Continue reading

prefab studio barn plan - Prefab BrightBuilt Barn

Prefab BrightBuilt Barn


The BrightBuilt Barn is a beautiful, Net-Zero prefab home located in Rockport, Maine. The goal behind this unique prototype is to raise awarenss about energy use, sustainability, new building methods, and open source collaboration. Continue reading

farmhouse conversion buro 6 - Barn house conversion by Buro II

Barn house conversion by Buro II


This is a beautiful barn house conversion by Belgian architecture and interior design firm BURO II. The challenge was to combine tradition, innovation and respect for the surrounding landscape in one project. Continue reading

prefab barns shelter kit 8 - Prefab barns Shelter-Kit

Prefab barns Shelter-Kit


While I was looking around for modular and prefab building manufactures, I came upon Shelter-Kit; they offer pre-cut, customized prefab cabins, homes and cottages as well as prefab barns and garage kits, designed specifically for a ‘do-it-yourself’ assembly. Continue reading

prefab home black barn 10 - Prefab home Black Barn

Prefab home Black Barn


The Black Barn, from the Pinc House Prefab House Collection, is a stylish adaptation of the old Viking Long House. This beautiful yet simple structure comes in black calcimine with a tarred wooden roof and visible beams. Continue reading

prefab barn plans ybh2 - Prefab barns by YBH

Prefab barns by YBH


According to Yankee Barn Homes, everybody needs a barn, so why not make it a prefab? I am all for it. You already know how I love prefabricated houses so when I came upon Yankee Barn Homes I simply had to let you know. Continue reading