An old barn on the brink of going to ruin was salvaged by its owner who worked with architecture studio La Firme and ultimately managed to convert the old structure into a charming and modern house. However, you can’t really tell that just by looking of the building because it basically preserved its original architecture almost intact. As a result it looks like an old barn on the outside while on the inside it’s a modern and vibrant space in perfect sync with its natural surroundings.
The barn, now a charming gathering space for the whole family, is located in Quebec, Canada and sits next to the owners’ main house. It was designed as a retreat for their children and it offers a wonderful view towards the untouched rural landscape. Large windows bring the outdoors in without interfering with the barn’s rustic exterior. Inside, a 30 foot tall ceiling gives the main social zone a super airy and spacious vibe while the collection of open, semi-open and closed areas offer various degrees of privacy. All of these elements ultimately create harmony between the barn and its natural surroundings as well as the spaces within.