A Derelict Barn Finds New Life as an Artist’s Studio in Iceland

Studio Bua turns a battered 1930s farm building into a 1,959-square-foot live/work space in the remote Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve.

Artist Gudrún Kristjansdottir and her partner, Ævar Kjartansson, had spent years searching for a remote residence with a striking view when their son found this former farm at the edge of a fjord in West Iceland. Gudrún and Ævar were "profoundly affected" by the stunning scenery in the Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve, where the 1,959-square-foot structure sits in a lush meadow between craggy mountains and the open sea.

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