After this barn in Wilton, Connecticut was damaged by a fire, its owners contacted Specht Harpman architects to redesign and rebuild the structure to serve as a residence. During the rebuilding process, the architects were particularly careful to leave the exterior of the barn mostly unaltered to remain contextually relevant to its surroundings. Consequently, traditional double-hung windows were added and kept small in scale to avoid detracting from the rural vernacular.
Inside, however, the space was dramatically transformed into a bright and airy modern home. Exposed maple framing, polished concrete floors, and triple height ceilings characterize the home’s interior. Aside from a handful of private spaces in a small lofted space and behind the kitchen, the floor plan is devoid of barriers. The result is a prime example of how a once utilitarian space can be transformed into a viable and attractive home.
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