Old House And Barn Transition Into A Modern Family Home
Originally built in the 1930s, this family house actually used to be a trio of buildings. There was the main residence, barn and stable and each went through changes, some more drastic than others. Architecture studio László Papp – plémühely was in charge of the transformation and they completed the project in 2017.
The original residence was preserved but its layout was modified a bit becoming more practical and more in tone with the requirements of the owners, with some minor interior design changes and facade updates. The barn was converted into a social area and now houses the living room, kitchen and dining area. It resembles an A-frame cabin. The stable was demolished and in its place, there’s now an extension which contains the entrance and atrium.
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One of the main objectives of this project was to make all these changes with as little impact on the original structure as possible. Of course, some changes were inevitable such as the restoration of the street-facing facades, the refurbishment of the roof, the addition of new heat insulation and certain interior design modifications.
The original house became a night zone, containing three bedrooms and their bathrooms. The entire living area was moved into the barn which is new an extension of the house but also its own individual structure. The new layout and design are refreshing, more functional and better suited for a modern lifestyle.