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Modern Barn Exterior farmhouse-exterior

Modern Barn Exterior

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.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to On an Architect's Bucket List: To Live in a Barn
And what's a barn without its companion silo? The barn, all horizontal and relaxed while the silo, all vertical and on guard, are — like Venus and Mars, Yin and Yang, peanut butter and jelly – contrasting structures that complement each other.
Rachel Grace added this to Renovation Detail: The Gambrel Roof
Gambrel roofs originally were found on barns — their design provided the low-maintenance advantages of a sloped roof while allowing room for hay on the building's upper level.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

kgclark added this to Barns
January 6, 2015
modern barn and silo
bettyjojo added this to bettyjojo's ideas
December 19, 2014
jusy bo stie
Suzette Designs added this to Barn stuff
September 29, 2014
Clean farm look
Erica Wilson added this to erica_wilson5459897's ideas
September 26, 2014
suerueger added this to dream homes
September 11, 2014
a white barn house
nonverbalmom added this to exteriors
August 10, 2014
for bob
margieshu added this to barn
July 13, 2014
house look of barn
angelonehomes added this to Angelone Homes/ Marion Rd E properties
July 9, 2014
barn style house with gambrel
agyaaks added this to agyaaks's ideas
March 31, 2014
pbinzel added this to pbinzel's ideas
March 3, 2014
roof and siding colors
tijuanamigo added this to tijuanamigo's Ideas
November 28, 2013
rparcheta added this to rparcheta's Ideas
November 22, 2013
Outside of barn
websters added this to websters's Ideas
October 2, 2013
kimandjules added this to Home build country house
September 30, 2013
I like to roof shape and colour scheme of this barn house
amylynnmchugh added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 30, 2013
Gambrel roof (don't like)
Tasha Coldiron added this to Modern Homes
August 22, 2013
debrastipe added this to debrastipe's ideas
August 21, 2013
The Gambrel...room for hay in the loft
sandraarnold added this to sandraarnold's Ideas
July 24, 2013
Silo and barn
mackinnon12 added this to barn
June 20, 2013
Multiple barn renos
gingerbjones added this to barn
June 16, 2013
djgarrett555 added this to djgarrett555's Ideas
May 29, 2013
Barn house...this is what I want!!!!
thewelchco added this to thewelchco's ideas
May 7, 2013
beautiful pic
hedgedogs added this to hedgedogs's ideas
May 5, 2013
trhasbrook added this to trhasbrook's ideas
March 20, 2013
Joni Wilm added this to joni_wilm's ideas
March 2, 2013
Trees, green
pkress added this to pkress's Ideas
February 17, 2013
Barn House
bcuyler added this to bcuyler's ideas
February 3, 2013
gambrel roof and silo
mccooe added this to Barn
December 29, 2012
Gambrel roof barn
dolly456 added this to dolly456's ideas
December 15, 2012
Oh yeah! I so want to live in a barn, especially a horse barn!
djgallo added this to djgallo's ideas
December 12, 2012
rock walls
70 west builders inc. added this to seventywest's Ideas
December 2, 2012
Re-Barn LLC added this to charlieiii's ideas
November 27, 2012
It's a barn!
Deb Howard added this to Rustic/Ranch Decor I Adore
November 1, 2012
Gambrel roof and silo are perfect, but it needs red paint
tmeath added this to tracey's barn apartment ideas
October 28, 2012
pretty barn
C Micheal added this to cmicheal's ideas
October 10, 2012
The Modern Barn
barbarajs added this to barbarajs's ideas
September 25, 2012
barn windows
lesandmore7 added this to lfvahsmom's ideas
September 17, 2012
So cool! Just needs a porch
erikadee123 added this to Exteriors
September 1, 2012
Farm House Renovation
shastaholly added this to Gambrel Roof Love
August 28, 2012
chaylabird added this to next house
August 24, 2012
Gambrel roof is what I want!!1
izzyc added this to izzyc's Ideas
August 23, 2012
Great idea for implementing a silo to add architectural interest
zubaida65 added this to zubaida65's ideas
August 23, 2012
I just kind of love it!!!
Mary Roberts_Williams added this to mary_roberts_williams's ideas
August 23, 2012
indembu added this to indembu's ideas
August 22, 2012
comphyshopper added this to comphyshopper's ideas
August 22, 2012
Gorgeous setting
urban cottage added this to House
August 22, 2012
Barn conversion
jordan14 added this to Exterior/Location
August 21, 2012
Gambrel Roof
mboze04 added this to barn referb
August 15, 2012
bennycatgirl added this to Houses (Gambrel roofed, et al)
June 25, 2012
beautiful rebuild. also? I've always wanted to add a silo to my urban cross-gambrel Edwardian....just because. :)
hstone32 added this to hstone32's ideas
June 15, 2012
I could live here
Metamorphosis Ventures added this to laressa's ideas
June 9, 2012
Barn houzz
collinsmarshall added this to collinsmarshall's Favorites
May 30, 2012
Roof line
hyandra added this to hyandra's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Maybe make the silo into my studio or spa
Ben Mann added this to When-We House
April 1, 2012
barn with big trees
annmary1 added this to annmary1's Favorites
February 24, 2012
paula2012 added this to paula2012's Favorites
January 2, 2012
Big house
Diana added this to ALL THINGS COUNTRY
November 23, 2011
Have to have a Silo!!! Could be where I have my space for creating...sewing, crafts, etc.
Gloria Mills added this to Barns
November 1, 2011
Barn & silo
khudson added this to khudson's ideas
September 3, 2011
barn living
events added this to events's ideas
September 1, 2011
Cindy added this to Barn Livin'
August 29, 2011
hydecakes added this to open space
August 29, 2011
JEANIE added this to struck my fancy
August 28, 2011
specht harpman
soonyin added this to soonyin's ideas
August 28, 2011
Barn house
csolea added this to csolea's ideas
August 28, 2011
And what's a barn without its companion silo? The barn, all horizontal and relaxed while the silo, all vertical and on guard, are — like Venus and Mars, Yin and Yang, peanut butter and jelly – contrasting structures that complement each other.
lindatieh added this to lindatieh's ideas
August 28, 2011
Totally love this with Silo!
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