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Historic Barn in Connecticut Reconstructed into a Loft-Like Modern Home

Renovating old barns and transforming them into stylish, contemporary homes and even trendy restaurants is an idea that has gained momentum in the last decade or so. The idea of adaptive reuse of structures and materials (instead of starting from scratch) has helped save both time and resources. But as far as such amazing makeovers go, the Modern Barn Residence in Connecticut stands out from the pack, as it had to be reconstructed after a fire burned down a substantial part of the original gambrel barn. Specht Harpman Architects not only restored the damaged exterior, but also extensively revamped the interior to shape an elegant home.

Modern Barn home in Connecticut reconstructed after a fire accident

Nestled on an expansive 8-acre lot and surrounded by plenty of natural greenery, the new exterior of the loft-like residence combines elements of classic barn architecture and modern aesthetics to shape a truly unique façade. The smart use of gray for the roof draws your attention, while the beautiful entrance leads toward an interior that is airy and spacious. A large living area on the lower level overwhelms you with its free and open design, while exposed maple framing and custom woodwork bring in the necessary visual warmth.

Exterior of the barn uses gray in trendy fashion

Classic barn converted into a beautiful modern home

Sweeping interior with high ceiling and a spacious appeal

Exposed maple framing and custom woodwork steal the show

Acrylic chairs at the dining table add to the airy appeal of the loft-like barn house

Kitchen with polished concrete floors and warm wooden elements

The use of polished concrete flooring as a unifying element ensures that the transition between various sections of the living area is seamless and organic. The lower floor features the living area, dining space, modern kitchen, media room, laundry and guest quarters, while the top level houses the master suite, along with a his & her bath and study. An exceptional home that brings together form and function effortlessly…

View of the bedroom on the loft level and the living area below

Loft-styled bedroom of the modern barn house

Master bath with a view of the lush landscape canopy outside

Floor plan of the lower level of the loft-like barn house

Top level of the Modern Barn with master suite and study

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