If one were to ask Lady Oyster and I what type of living abode perfectly meshes out design aesthetics, this project by Shed, where they converted an old barn into a modern farmhouse, is pretty much it.
Each space was developed around a minimal palette of materials and color, with extensive re-use of existing barn materials. Some of these materials included the re-use of the original barn siding for interior paneling, re-milling of salvaged floor joists for stair material, trim and countertops. In a very real way, the barn was turned outside in and then wrapped in a new cedar board and batten skin that would weather and show its age well. Emphasis was placed on durability and directness of design solutions with the aim of creating practical and unique results. Re-use of salvaged cedar siding for interior wall surfaces, salvaged wood beams milled for countertops/benches and salvaged plumbing fixtures re-used are just a few of the recycling solutions found.”
The blend of country living with clean lines and open floor plans, the balance between rustic and modern is quite appealing.