This Rustic Cottage Was Built Using Materials Recycled from an Old Barn

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 26, 2015
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'Estudio Vald├ęs Arquitectos' designed a rustic cottage that reuses the remains of an old barn. While many designers try to add rustic elements to new homes, these decorative details can appear unnatural and artificial. This stunning home uses recycled materials to achieve an authentic barnyard design.

The 'Barn House' is a rustic cottage located in Lago Ranco, Chile. The home features a rectangular floor plan and a ceiling decorated with exposed wooden beams. The home is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides, which allows the interior to blend into the surrounding forest. All the wood used is recycled from an old barn, which gives the home a rustic charm.

The Barn House demonstrates how sustainable materials can be used to enhance the design of a modern home.