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25 Barn-Inspired Abodes

From Contemporary Barn Homes to Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads

— April 5, 2014 — Art & Design
Contemporary barn homes are no longer for people who can't afford shelter. Instead of using these spaces for livestock only, architects have taken the general structure for these homes and commandeered them for a more modern use.

The Malbaie VIII Residence situated in Quebec, for example, takes on a barn-like structure, with an arched roof combined with wood panelling. The design fits in perfectly with the wooded surroundings. Other designs include the Black Barn, which looks like a traditional hayloft where farmer would store food for the animals for the winter. However, this design has been updated so that the look stays the same, but the inside is ideal for a family.

With a few adjustments, contemporary barn homes are actually quite chic, attractive dwellings.
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Literary Barn Lofts
Literary Barn Lofts
The Betty MacDonald Farm Bed and Breakfast is a Cozy Nook
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Barnyard-Inspired Architecture
Barnyard-Inspired Architecture
MU Architecture's Malbaie VIII Residence is Like a Modern Log Home
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Reinvigorated Barn Homes
Reinvigorated Barn Homes
This 18th Century Barn has Turned into a Double Height Volume Home
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Futuristic Barn Abodes
Futuristic Barn Abodes
The House M by AE5 Partners is a Fresh Take on a Classic Concept
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Barn-Like Chalets
Barn-Like Chalets
The Movijovem Youth Hostel by ComA in Portugal
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Barn-Inspired Abodes
Barn-Inspired Abodes
'322 Reinvented' by Substance Architecture Has a Very Modern Interior
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Recycled Swedish Barns
Recycled Swedish Barns
Hermit Cabin
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Revamped Farmhouse Designs
Revamped Farmhouse Designs
A2BC's Farmhouse Architecture Mixes Modern Style with Rustic Living
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Contemporary Barn-Like Residences
Contemporary Barn-Like Residences
The Wind Vault House by Wallflower Keeps Naturally Cool
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Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Stables by Andy Ramus Houses Humans Not Horses
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Upcycled Barn Buildings
Upcycled Barn Buildings
The Willoughby Design Barn is a New Structure With Reanimated Bones
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15
Contemporary Barn Homes
Contemporary Barn Homes
This Modern Barn Design is Calming and Warm
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14
Barn-Inspired Homes
Barn-Inspired Homes
The House Satiya Project Certainly is No Pigsty
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Barn-Inspired Homes
Barn-Inspired Homes
The Ark House is the Pinnacle of Country Living
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Slatted Barn-Like Buildings
Slatted Barn-Like Buildings
Proyecto Roble is a Mod But Fitting Feature in its Agrarian Landscape
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Barn-Like Homes
Barn-Like Homes
'House at the Pyrenees' by Cadaval & Sola-Morales was Once Rotten
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Barn-Inspired Chapels
Barn-Inspired Chapels
The Elspeet Church is Constructed From Local Wood Materials
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Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads
Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads
The Black Barn Pulls from Pastoral Influences to Make a Mod Domicile
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8
Luxury Barn Homes
Luxury Barn Homes
Eclecticism Reins in Washington Barn Home Remodel by Don Frothingham
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Lovable Barn-Red Abodes
Lovable Barn-Red Abodes
This Rouge Residence by InterFORM Architecture is Vibrant and Inviting
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6
Homogeneous Modern Farmhouses
Homogeneous Modern Farmhouses
DC2 Residence Achieves Natural Uniformity within its Rural Landscape
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Boldly Framed Barns
Boldly Framed Barns
The Casa Pre de Sura Treats Surrounding Views Like Large Living Pictures
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4
Ultra Modern Barns
Ultra Modern Barns
This Emilio Eftychis Design is Sleek and Eco-Sustainable
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Barn-Shaped House Boats
Barn-Shaped House Boats
This Floating House Design is Done in the Style of a Barn
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2
Converted Barn Abodes
Converted Barn Abodes
Sitio da Leziria was Once a Stable and Cleverly Retains a Similar Program
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Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Austria Summer House by Judith Benzer Architektur is Sleek and Modern
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