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Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects

  • Architects: Alchemy Architects
  • Location: Blair, WI 54616, USA
  • Architects: Alchemy Architects
  • Budget: $360,000
  • Area: 1850.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of alchemy architects

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From the architect. Alchemists live in the Midwest and we love barns. Our clients love barns. Everyone loves barns. Imagine a house that takes all the great things about barns, and leaves the rest for the cows? 

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Alchemy designed a house that takes all its clues from the 19th century, but updates them for the 21st Century. This project features typical barn siding with light filtering through a few large openings, a sleeping loft and bedrooms in the cellar. 

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There is also a "barn space", an open 2-story room with two volumes inserted within. One in steel, the other in ash strips, they provide under-and over spaces like a hayloft.

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