Originally built to house a garage, workshop and wood storage, this classic barn has been gently re-imagined into a unique guesthouse with a rustic accents and modern comforts.
The focus of the interior was to preserve and accentuate the barn features as much as possible, and have a warm and cozy, energy efficient guest house. Programming included two bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining area, farmhouse kitchen and pantry, living room and laundry room.
The exterior of the Modern Barn by HMHAI retains the classic barn appearance, with the addition of carefully placed windows and industrial-looking Corten steel siding.
The introduction of a large dormer to the center of the structure was a simple move, but provides circulation space with the rustic steel stair and bridge
Materials and furnishings were selected to create a clean, comfortable and inviting interior with a rustic edge.
Traditional subway tile and penny rounds contrast with the modern, clean lines of the kitchen and bathrooms.
Reclaimed wood siding on the ceiling and walls contrasts with white drywall and clean bright finishes
The exposed steel beam was left unfinished showing its existing wear and tear, and the new steel stair was left raw to eventually age and match the beam.
A custom sliding barn door adds texture to the kitchen and closes off the pantry and laundry room from the space.