Help for unbalanced horse barn exterior

October 5, 2019


I’m building a horse barn with a large office/apartment in the front of the building. We didn’t use an architect (or plans) and the building grew organically. We are left with a large building which is neither modern nor traditional. I’m a very traditional person and love classical design so this is really bothering my sense of aesthetics.

The problem is that the exterior elements are unbalanced and I don’t know what to do to fix them. I chose stain colors without much contrast so as not to highlight the poor layout of the windows, but something is still “wrong” with the large front gable. Any ideas would be welcome. There may be time to add more windows or other architectural features to provide balance, but my husband definitely has project and budget fatigue...

Thank you all so much!

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