Old Barn Converted Into A Rustic Family Retreat With Authentic Charm

Once just an old barn, this lovely structure is now a welcoming getaway retreat for its owners and their extended family, a great place where they can spend vacations and holidays and go fishing, skiing or hiking. The conversion was done by studio Miller-Roodell Architects. The new barn-style home resulted from that is located in Sun Valley, in Idaho on a relatively flat piece of land with serene and beautiful views all around it.

The architects used a selection of materials such as reclaimed wood boards, stone and metal roofing to give it a rustic appearance but also to help it better blend into the landscape. Of course, a few adjustments had to be made in order to truly turn this barn into a suitable family home.

This rustic family retreat offers a great getaway experience by focusing on simplicity and authenticityView in gallery
This rustic family retreat offers a great getaway experience by focusing on simplicity and authenticity
The original barn was converted into a house and an extension was added with addition living spacesView in gallery
The original barn was converted into a house and an extension was added with addition living spaces
Two classic Adirondack chairs sit just outside the entrance, extending the living areas outsideView in gallery
Two classic Adirondack chairs sit just outside the entrance, extending the living areas outside
A covered patio built out of wood and stone frames the barn's new extensionView in gallery
A covered patio built out of wood and stone frames the barn’s new extension
The interior of the house is defined by warm colors and simple materials, wood and stone being the two main onesView in gallery
The interior of the house is defined by warm colors and simple materials, wood and stone being the two main ones
There's a very strong rustic vibe inside the house created by not just the materials and finishes used throughout but also the decor piecesView in gallery
There’s a very strong rustic vibe inside the house created by not just the materials and finishes used throughout but also the decor pieces
The kitchen is an open space with only the basic furnishings and fixtures and none of the typical modern elementsView in gallery
The kitchen is an open space with only the basic furnishings and fixtures and none of the typical modern elements

An extension for built and it contains a new master bedroom, an artist’s studio and the garage. Three more bedrooms are placed inside the main building along with the rest of the spaces. The structures share similar designs with rustic decor elements and a very cozy and welcoming vibe inside.

The dining room is framed by large windows on two sides and gets to enjoy abundant natural lights and views of the serene surroundingsView in gallery
The dining room is framed by large windows on two sides and gets to enjoy abundant natural lights and views of the serene surroundings
The house actually has a surprising amount of large windows and openings which connect it to its immediate surroundingsView in gallery
The house actually has a surprising amount of large windows and openings which connect it to its immediate surroundings
The focal point of the living room is a large stone-clad fireplace which covers almost an entire wallView in gallery
The focal point of the living room is a large stone-clad fireplace which covers almost an entire wall

The entryway doors for the main barn and the extension were custom designed and they help ensure a strong connection between the indoor and the outdoor spaces while maintaining a cohesive appearance. Inside, the spaces are very warm and inviting, featuring large exposed beams, wood-clad walls and matching flooring as well as great focal points such as the stacked stone fireplace situated in the already authentically rustic living room or the beautiful handcrafted artwork displayed throughout the rooms.

All the main social areas are interconnected, delineated through furniture and support beamsView in gallery
All the main social areas are interconnected, delineated through furniture and support beams
The spaces are furnished and decorated with a selection of rustic and industrial piecesView in gallery
The spaces are furnished and decorated with a selection of rustic and industrial pieces
The lighting throughout the spaces is pleasant, with many of the fixtures using edison bulbsView in gallery
The lighting throughout the spaces is pleasant, with many of the fixtures using edison bulbs
The designers put high emphasis on the pure and authentic character of the materials, the wood in particularView in gallery
The designers put high emphasis on the pure and authentic character of the materials, the wood in particular
All the unfinished surfaces and the various imperfections give the interior design a lot of characterView in gallery
All the unfinished surfaces and the various imperfections give the interior design a lot of character