It is here that one finds a beautiful sensible and contemporary renovation of a barn house that offers a marvelous window into the breathtaking landscape in which it sits. Dubbed by Ruinelli Associati Architetti this is a transformation that combines the classic with the modern without ever seeming out of place.
The weathered and metallic appeal of the Cor-Ten Steel façade does give the lovely residence a uniqueness that draws your attention instantly even as the rest of the house embraces a far more familiar contemporary style.
It is fascinating to see the blend of contrasting textures throughout the home with specific features such as the fireplace wall and kitchen counter in concrete lovely oak finishes and even exposed timber beams coming together seamlessly.
The new homeowners of this post war two-story house wanted a contemporary interior that was breezy devoid of unnecessary partitions and featured a rear extension that offered additional living space. Scenario Architecture accomplished this by creating an open sitting area on the lower level with just a fireplace wall separating the reception area from the kitchen.
Nestled on a lot that offers captivating views of the lush green landscape that surrounds it the house is designed by Randy Bens Architect as a long carved rectangular structure that offers a wonderful covered outdoor space.
The original barn-style roof structure was retained to preserve the traditional vibe while the interior is draped in light gray neutral hues and filled with comfy modern décor to present a contrasting picture. Even the ceiling with its cool white plaster and beeswax finish adds to the polished appeal while large windows bring the scenic outdoors inside.
On the outside the cabin is clad in local wood board cladding that gives it a distinct visual appeal even as a giant windbreak made from welded weathering steel and smart entrance protect it from the constant torrent of Atlantic rainstorms and gusty winds.