Blackburn Architects, PC
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Blackburn Architects specializes in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, particularly barns, as well as new architectural designs and site master plans for residential and equestrian clients. The firm's work over 30 years spans all genres; designs are correct for a "sense of place" and area of the country. Classical, traditional and modern designs produced by the firm's designers have earned many national and international awards. Founder John Blackburn, along with a talented team including in-house designers Ian Kelly and Cesar Lujan, produce imaginative solutions tailored to each client’s needs and aesthetic. Located in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC.

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Basement Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, Sustainable Design

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Certifications and Awards
Blackburn Architects' work has won peer recognition with AIA design awards, and countless articles, interviews, books and magazines have featured their work. John Blackburn is the author of "Healthy Stables By Design," published in 2013.
Contact: John Blackburn
Location: 1820 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Commented: We Love the the rot iron branches railing!! Hi Michael, Thanks for asking the question and congratulations on the impending arrival! I'm delighted you love the railing. It is beautiful. We had a local artisan create this one, and we would be m...
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Commented: Our fireplace Hi Jennie, It’s a galvanized steel flue, 12”-14” in diameter, and came in about 4 foot sections. It should be pretty easy to find. Stainless steel is another good recommendation and look. Galvanized...
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Commented: What is the type and manufacturer of the roofing material? Hi Tom, In this project, we reinstalled the historic barn's existing multi-colored slate in the original pattern. Some additional slate came from a barn down the road that was in shambles. Thanks for ...
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Commented: Where did you source the metal tie bars from? Hi! Thanks for reaching out. We worked with a steel fabrication vendor to create the tie bars. Unfortunately I do not recall the specific vendor at this time.
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Commented: Amazing! Just what we are looking for! 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 (
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Commented: is this farm in dover, nh? Yes, this barn is just on the edge of Dover, NH.
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