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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jennifer_peper wrote:
Any idea of total cost of this project? We are interested in doing the same type of conversion.
   Comment   May 20, 2013
michelleringer wrote:
Can you please tell me where I can find this chandelier?
     Comment   March 7, 2013
11ennesa wrote:
Where is this? It's beautiful and looks very spacious. Can this be rented out? - It would be great for a small wedding !
   Comment   December 27, 2012
11ennesa wrote:
Where is this? It's beautiful and looks very spacious. Can this be rented out? - It would be great for a small wedding !
   Comment   December 27, 2012
pottsoup wrote:
I want to update an old brick colonial - J
   Comment   October 24, 2012
pamslodge wrote:
Love this chandelier. Where could I find one?
   Comment   February 14, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Use a metal chimney with any style. Though more commonly used and associated with a modern aesthetic, a metal chimney flue can be used in any room where a more open and light-filled space is desired.

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jlongson added this to jlongson's Ideas
on Monday
Fireplace is wide and houses the fire with a flue pipe
robnomi added this to robnomi's Ideas
last Friday
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last Friday
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April 13, 2014
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April 5, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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April 1, 2014
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March 31, 2014
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March 25, 2014
must have fireplace
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March 25, 2014
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March 24, 2014
Stainless steel pipe
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March 24, 2014
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March 24, 2014
Love it
Chanel Doye added this to chanel_doye's ideas
March 24, 2014
cowboy4pixie added this to details & decor
March 22, 2014
soooo,,, way out of my league but to me it is classic
brahma123 added this to floor
March 21, 2014
Amy Deal Jackson added this to Living Room
March 20, 2014
Marta Gonzalez added this to marta_gonzalez4425634's Ideas
March 18, 2014
Our mountain home!
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March 17, 2014
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March 16, 2014
tlblaising added this to tlblaising's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Love this!
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March 16, 2014
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March 10, 2014
nice 0ne
Kelly Welch added this to home improvement ideas
March 9, 2014
A barn house!
cbciii added this to Living area
March 9, 2014
bbos1981 added this to bbos1981's ideas
March 7, 2014
big table, eating area, I like the wood burner I don't like the windows being so small
anamoya added this to anamoya's Ideas
March 7, 2014
Lámpara ramas
Becca Hengemuhle added this to becca_hengemuhle's Ideas
March 7, 2014
Freestanding fireplace
lizcb added this to Liz
March 6, 2014
Pipe ?
taithienvo added this to taithienvo's ideas
March 5, 2014
oldeddie added this to oldeddie's ideas
March 4, 2014
music_life added this to music_life's ideas
March 1, 2014
dad's room
richcarter added this to richcarter's Ideas
February 26, 2014
Wood work and windows
xotrendzz added this to Rustic Home
February 23, 2014
dining room
stanreader added this to spring city
February 23, 2014
goo fireplace
wallace022809 added this to wallace022809's ideas
February 17, 2014
It isn't over the top and how everything is placed keeps the area still open not all closed in and the lighting of the wood color amazing
kcmcuda added this to kcmcuda's ideas
February 8, 2014
stone and pipe
aywrate added this to aywrate's ideas
February 6, 2014
Beautifully designed and open floor plan.
jpark2 added this to Living Room Ideas
February 6, 2014
like the 1/2 wall of rock and pipe coming out, big long mantle
brw1120 added this to brw1120's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Bank barn conv
meghanagleason added this to Living Room Ideas
February 2, 2014
cw05 added this to cw05's ideas
February 2, 2014
azarellanos added this to azarellanos's Ideas
February 1, 2014
interesting fire place
ralucapopp added this to barn
January 27, 2014
chris758mm added this to Short List
January 24, 2014
home made grapevine chandelier in barn folder
jennybenjamin added this to living/dining room
January 22, 2014
windows!!! :)
Stephanie Rutherford added this to stephanie_rutherford's ideas
January 22, 2014
michellebecker added this to michellebecker's Favorites
January 19, 2014
Madeleine Sackler added this to Fireplace
January 17, 2014
lauriekinz added this to Mom's Kitchen Ideas
January 16, 2014
The things you can do with an old barn..........!
askprice added this to askprice's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Tootz Pomare added this to tootz_pomare's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Communal dinning
Dana Bloom Realtor added this to danabloom's ideas
January 9, 2014
flag chandelier
oreo_ring added this to oreo_ring's ideas
January 9, 2014
sugar2u added this to fireplace
January 7, 2014
the fire place screen has black iron tree cut out
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January 7, 2014
franfriel added this to cool fucked up shit
January 5, 2014
Cool ideas
caadams3 added this to caadams3's ideas
January 5, 2014
like the big stone fireplace and lots of windows
kkinison added this to Kitchen
January 5, 2014
Love the table
sheila5820 added this to sheila5820's Ideas
January 5, 2014
Barn dining
tammiehunt123 added this to tammiehunt123's ideas
January 3, 2014
Ducting for fireplace
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January 2, 2014
lorrenlyn added this to Living
January 2, 2014
Fireplace & windows
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January 1, 2014
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December 31, 2013
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December 30, 2013
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December 30, 2013
Windows are interesting, like the square windows for the back of hearth / dining room.
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December 28, 2013
stenspis med rör
gretchenevans added this to Sun valley dream house
December 27, 2013
stone fireplace
Michael added this to Beams
December 26, 2013
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December 25, 2013
Like windows
Cory Wiemelt added this to Fireplace
December 25, 2013
exposed flu pipe
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December 25, 2013
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December 22, 2013
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December 20, 2013
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December 19, 2013
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December 19, 2013
dining room table!
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December 17, 2013
Barn house
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December 15, 2013
Fireplace & windows
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December 15, 2013
stone fireplace with fireplace pipe....
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December 13, 2013
Fireplace in front of windows
Leslie Savannah Designs added this to Cabin Decor and Ideas
December 13, 2013
Fireplace and dining area...
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December 11, 2013
How to add a fireplace and not ruin the view.
Harmony Hall added this to Wedding Venue
December 11, 2013
exposed beams
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December 5, 2013
Farmhouse fireplace
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November 30, 2013
mantle heigth
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November 16, 2013
Great fireplace
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November 14, 2013
littlelis1 added this to Fireplace - Tony ancient surfaces
November 12, 2013
interesting fireplace
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November 10, 2013
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November 9, 2013
Interior with fireplace
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November 5, 2013
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November 4, 2013
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November 4, 2013
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November 3, 2013
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November 3, 2013
Fireplace with pipe
mbgenesis5 added this to Home Ideas
November 2, 2013
same remodeled barn interior
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October 31, 2013
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October 29, 2013
I may like the fireplace
buyingthefarm added this to buyingthefarm's ideas
October 28, 2013
love it
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October 27, 2013
The table
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
catjackabby added this to Barn ideas
October 21, 2013
redeye1978 added this to wood burning stove
October 19, 2013
place for wood
edwadean added this to edwadean's Ideas
October 17, 2013
mcolterman added this to Lighting Dinning Room
October 16, 2013
I like this lighting solely for deco rational purposes, I find it suites the space very well continuing the country feel. Also this chandelier is a perfect size for this big space. It is good to have a bigger light when in a bigger space. Or use two smaller ones.
jacqueo1 added this to Lighting
October 14, 2013
Unusual Branch "Chandelier"
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October 13, 2013
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October 12, 2013
Love rustic look
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October 10, 2013
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October 9, 2013
fireplace idea
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October 9, 2013
koka iekseja apdare
Steve Fisher added this to steve_fisher6723546's ideas
October 3, 2013
real fireplace
sherdesc added this to Seaside Studio
October 3, 2013
Putting in a wood burning element..stove or fireplace easily done with direct vent pipe through wall or ceiling
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October 1, 2013
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September 26, 2013
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September 24, 2013
mrsbadger88 added this to Fireplace and TV wall
September 16, 2013
fp fully sitting into the room
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September 15, 2013
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September 8, 2013
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September 2, 2013
Tanya Marsh added this to Barn Conversions
September 2, 2013
Window wall; large central stone fireplace....chandelier
tdowning1234 added this to tdowning1234's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Green Design & Remodeling, LLC added this to Fireplace
September 2, 2013
exposed flue
tiffanymyers added this to tiffanymyers's ideas
September 1, 2013
ccliburn added this to Dining Room Ideas
August 29, 2013
chairs match bar stools that I already have. like this table too!
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August 25, 2013
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August 24, 2013
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August 23, 2013
from interior of barn. Hate all the wood but there is plenty of view
Thomas Senator added this to thomas_senator's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Exposed Flue for cabin
Brandon Reuter added this to Brandon's Medieval Inn Ideas
August 20, 2013
I like this fireplace however would replace the metal pipe stack for a solid rock one.
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August 20, 2013
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August 20, 2013
love it
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August 19, 2013
ski weekend also means food and warmth
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August 19, 2013
Table & Chairs
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August 18, 2013
new_styles added this to farmhouse 2 ( no conversions)
August 14, 2013
convert entire project
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August 9, 2013
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August 5, 2013
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August 4, 2013
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July 30, 2013
maria111home added this to Closet Ideas
July 29, 2013
wooden chandelier
Christopher Logan added this to Lodge Ideas
July 25, 2013
stone fireplace
marblesrolling added this to Interior Elements JS
July 18, 2013
Masonry fireplace with metal flu
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July 17, 2013
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July 17, 2013
Fireplace near dining
agentzke added this to dining room.
July 17, 2013
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July 12, 2013
bfb cnmvn
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July 12, 2013
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July 9, 2013
wedding place
tawnydee87 added this to tawnydee87's ideas
July 7, 2013
light fixture
digdoug added this to Keeping
July 5, 2013
only like the firewood alcove.
halihpaulson added this to halihpaulson's ideas
July 3, 2013
gloriously medieval. love.
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June 21, 2013
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June 21, 2013
wood floors wall material
ageor000 added this to Cabin ideas
June 18, 2013
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June 18, 2013
I love this long table.
gingerbjones added this to barn
June 14, 2013
Lena Howard added this to Barn
June 13, 2013
4elaine added this to great room
June 2, 2013
cool red barn with big windows and industrial tubing
jennifer_peper added this to Exterior Ideas
May 20, 2013
bank of windows
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May 13, 2013
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May 8, 2013
Chimney as heat source
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May 8, 2013
Wood storage
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May 8, 2013
Open rustic concept
weiyingduan added this to Love
May 4, 2013
Not exactly my style but look at all those windows!
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May 4, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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May 1, 2013
I love how festive is it looks
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April 30, 2013
Unusual fireplace.
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April 27, 2013
FIREPLACE Extra-ordinary
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April 26, 2013
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April 19, 2013
like the table
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April 19, 2013
Again, too much of one color
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April 18, 2013
now were talking
Valerie Kisiel added this to vkisiel's Ideas
April 18, 2013
nice space
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April 12, 2013
fireplace using less stone
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April 12, 2013
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April 8, 2013
fire place
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April 5, 2013
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April 4, 2013
debilebi added this to Dining rooms
April 4, 2013
Love the wall of windows
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April 2, 2013
incredible use of wood.
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March 31, 2013
Fireplace in front of glass garage door
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March 31, 2013
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March 29, 2013
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March 29, 2013
fireplace idea for the interior
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March 26, 2013
barn dining area
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March 25, 2013
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March 22, 2013
Love love
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March 12, 2013
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March 10, 2013
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March 6, 2013
interior wood
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March 4, 2013
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March 3, 2013
Love the table and chairs!
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March 3, 2013
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