Writer's Studio Barn

The conversion of this iconic American barn into a Writer’s Studio was conceived of as a tranquil retreat with natural light and lush views to stimulate inspiration for both husband and wife. Originally used as a garage with two horse stalls, the existing stick framed structure provided a loft with ideal space and orientation for a secluded studio. Signature barn features were maintained and enhanced such as horizontal siding, trim, large barn doors, cupola, roof overhangs, and framing. New features added to compliment the contextual significance and sustainability aspect of the project were reclaimed lumber from a razed barn used as flooring, driftwood retrieved from the shores of the Hudson River used for trim, and distressing / wearing new wood finishes creating an aged look. Along with the efforts for maintaining the historic character of the barn, modern elements were also incorporated into the design to provide a more current ensemble based on its new use. Elements such a light fixtures, window configurations, plumbing fixtures and appliances were all modernized to appropriately represent the present way of life.

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Suzanne Preissler added this to Ideas15 June 2022

Convert small barn or a garage into a tiny home

ruby g added this to BARN/WORKSHOP16 May 2022

Pretty seconnd floor window overlooking pond?

Molly Parsons added this to Molly's Ideas15 May 2022

Looks like someone nice lives here.

Pete Kingshott added this to My Project18 April 2022

Like the look. Maybe bigger windows in the front

Aaron McCrady added this to 1111 Poplar Ave - Addition2 April 2022

second floor glass, two door entry

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