What is it about the shape of a barn that calls to us? That whispers “come in…sit…you’re home”. That’s what we see in this little gem from Johnson Squared Architects.
Outside, the board and batten siding, the corrugated steel roof, the board shutters and the dark paint combine to give this home a soothing and serene appeal. The big wrap-around deck, at the same level as the house floor, lets the space inside flow effortlessly outside.
Inside, things change a bit, where the lines are clean and modern. The unique galvanized steel fireplace enclosure and steel trusses remind us that this is basically still a barn, but there’s still a homey warmth here!
In the kitchen and casual dining area, the modern aesthetic is still in play, while custom cabinets, hand-made backsplash tiles, and colored concrete countertops give the home warmth and serenity. We love the built-in log holders, warm-colored tile floors, and the open, bright ceilings.
This bedroom shows a couple of neat tricks we like – the bed built into a storage unit is a space-saver, and putting the bedroom door on a barn-door track make more space available in the room.