Architect: Robert Swinburne of Bluetime Collaborative, Location: Newfane, Vermont
From the architect: "We initially looked at various options including leaving the barn alone and creating a new building, dismantling the barn and re-using the frame and moving the barn and creating a new foundation for it. We ended up leaving the barn in place and stabilizing the existing stone foundation. The design process was intensive and thorough as we endeavored to make the most of the inherent possibilities within the framework of what we had chosen to retain."
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Architect: Bureau Fraai, Location: Aalten, Netherlands
From the architect: "The young family living in this farmhouse in the east of Holland had the wish to completely renovate the out-dated interior while also opening up the house to its beautiful surroundings. Bureau Fraai realized this by opening up the whole ground floor plan of the existing house and by adding a spacious extension creating a strong visual connection to the big garden."
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Architect: Scharbach Workshop, Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
From the architect: "After purchasing some land about six miles north of downtown Oklahoma City, the [homeowners] reached out to Scharbach Workshop to design a simple white farmhouse. The house features a large wraparound porch, a greenhouse breezeway connection to a garage, and an open floor plan with a large kitchen island and views out to wooded areas and a field, where the couple has made plans for a future pond and apple orchard."
Homeowner and designer: Keith Conway, Location: Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada
From the homeowner: "This recently completed barn conversion is home to myself, my partner Chris, and our dog, Gus. Almost everything you see was hand built ourselves—including the hand-milled floors, railings, all the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, as well as some of the furniture. This conversion measures in at about 2,100 square feet and exists in what was the hayloft of the dairy barn. We utilized as many things as the property could provide for us and repurposed a lot of wood to make the space work."
Architect: Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc., Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
From the project uploader: "The client’s brief was to create a space reminiscent of their beloved downtown Chicago industrial loft in a rural farm setting. Furthermore, the design ought to incorporate their unique collection of antiques and architectural salvage. The resulting custom designed space blends life on the farm with an industrial sensibility."
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