Blackburn Architects, PC
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German-style Bank Barn Conversion rustic dining room
 

German-style Bank Barn Conversion

This project salvages a historic German-style bank barn that fell into serious decay and readapts it into a private family entertainment space. The barn had to be straightened, stabilized, and moved to a new location off the road as required by local zoning. Design plans maintain the integrity of the bank barn and reuses lumber. The traditional details juxtapose modern amenities including two bedrooms, two loft-style dayrooms, a large kitchen for entertaining, dining room, and family room with stone fireplace. Finishes are exposed throughout. A highlight is a two-level porch: one covered, one screened. The backside of the barn provides privacy and the perfect place to relax and enjoy full, unobstructed views of the property.

Photos by Cesar Lujan
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carey17 wrote:
Amazing! Just what we are looking for! - Is it possible to purchase plans for this home?
   Comment   July 21, 2013
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Blackburn Architects, PC
Unfortunately, it is not possible to purchase plans for this home. But if you are interested in working with us, you can always contact us through our website (www.blackburnarch.com).
July 22, 2013 at 7:19am   
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meganhterry wrote:
What kind of wood did you use on the floor and what stain did you use?
   Comment   November 6, 2012
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Oak & Broad
Thats wide plank heart pine flooring. Often this material is reclaimed from old beams and milled into flooring. Its a lot harder than modern yellow or white pine flooring do the resin content being much higher in the long leaf pines that were originally cut to produce the beams for construction. joel@eutree.com
November 7, 2012 at 7:36am   
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sandysrt wrote:
can i get a closer look at the railing please? Who fabricated??
   Comment   March 25, 2012
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Blackburn Architects, PC
Hello. It was actually custom metalwork - my client worked with a local craftsman in Ohio. Sorry I don't have more information, but here's a closer look.
March 26, 2012 at 8:06am     
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paradistoou
AMAZING WORK !!!!
... AS A FEMALE WELDER I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE SOMETHING OF THIS ASPECT , TALENTED INDIVIDUAL.. TOOK A LOT OF TIME. AMAZING JOB..FOR SOMEONE WHO ENJOYS THIS TYPE OF ART/WORK THIS WILL COME OUT IN A FINANCIALLY GOOD & REASONABLE TIME ASPECT . DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL YOU FIND..
September 25, 2012 at 8:30am   
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Rebecca Lents wrote:
What are you insulating your ceiling with ? I am in the process of " building " or getting ready to and everyone wants me to finish off ( drywall or whatever ) my ceiling .. I want it as it is .. they've suggested a white sheeting between the beams but it looks tacky. Any help would be appreciated.
   Comment   November 18, 2011
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Blackburn Architects, PC
The insulation used in the bank barn renovation as seen in the photo is SIPS (structural insulated panels). The existing finish of the roof and exterior walls are left in place and repaired as required using reclaimed wood in order to retain the patina of the existing finishes on the interior. The SIPS panels are then applied to the exterior (paint the interior face of the panel black so it is not visible through the open space between the existing siding). The standing seams of the original roof are flattened so the new SIPS panel can be laid on top.
A new finish material is then applied to the exterior walls and roof that matches the existing in style and color. The results are a well insulated building with all the existing finishes retained on the interior and all new but matching finishes on the exterior.
Critical to retaining the look of the original thin roof eave (typical of many old barns) is in the detailing of the connection between the wall and roof SIPS panels so you avoid seeing the thickness of the SIPS panels at the eaves. Only the top surface of the panel needs to extend over the wall panel. Not the full panel. Otherwise you can get a very thick 8 to 10 inch thick eave where only rafter tails had been previously. New rafter tails can then be added to the underside of the eave to replicate the original look.
No drywall is needed and all the original interior timbers are retained and fully exposed. Electrical wiring can be run within the SIPS panel space or otherwise concealed behind the existing siding.
I hope this is helpful.
Blackburn Architects PC (www.blackburnarch.com)
November 22, 2011 at 7:46am     
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Rebecca Lents
Thank you all so much. Hoping to break ground soon !
November 25, 2011 at 8:04am   
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