Specht Harpman Architects
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Modern Barn Living Room contemporary-living-room

Modern Barn Living Room

This historic gambrel barn was partially destroyed in a fire. The owners commissioned Specht Harpman to design the rebuild so that the barn would remain contextual with the other buildings on the 8-acre site while the interior was radically restructured to create a free volume. Polished concrete floors blend with exposed maple framing and custom woodwork to create both elegance and comfort.

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March 19, 2014
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It is a clear catalyzed lacquer. Try out a few samples, we didn't keep track of which one we picked.
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March 13, 2013
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October 17, 2012
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what is the skirting made of?
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skirting is the border around the floor. i have a concrete floor and looking for a border to put
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therein lied my confusion. the sheetrock is held off the floor by an L-shaped metal reveal bead from milgo-bufkin. it is recessed about 1/2" into the wall to create a shadow-line; it is also painted to match the floor. there is a wooden baseboard hidden above the reveal bead. the baseboard was skimmed over before painting to match the sheetrock.
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