Old barns are very charming. They have history and they showcase a very beautiful rustic style which is worth preserving to some degree which can inspire a lot of unique projects. One was the restoration and transformation of a barn located in East Cascades, in a beautiful canyon area surrounded by foothills.
Because it was such a beautiful and charming structure to begin with, studio mwworks didn’t want to change it too much so they tried to preserve it as much as possible. At the same time, they wanted to give it a more modern aesthetic, especially on the inside. The ultimate goal was to convert this old barn into a nice retreat for its owners, a place where they can get away from the city and relax and enjoy a simpler life, closer to nature.
The barn thus became a three-bedroom retreat. In order to give a more open feel and to bring more natural light inside, the architects created a large glazed section which goes from the floor all the way up to the roof. It runs through the center of the facade and it’s framed by wood-paneled walls on either side with the pitched roof sheltering it from above. Apart from this major update, a lot of the interventions focus on using lots of salvaged materials. This helps to maintain a rustic and weathered look throughout the barn. The sliding barn doors were of course incorporated into the design along with a variety of other notable features. They all come together to give this barn a very beautiful and eclectic look.