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Modern Barn / Specht Harpman

  • 01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Modern Barn / Specht Harpman
Modern Barn / Specht Harpman, Courtesy of Specht Harpman
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  • Structural Engineer

    GNB Charles Brown
  • MEP Engineer

  • Contractor

    Prutting & Associates
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Courtesy of Specht Harpman
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Text description provided by the architects. This historic gambrel barn was partially destroyed in a fire. The owners commissioned Specht Harpman to reconstruct the barn's exterior, and to completely redesign the interior for use as a new home.


The exterior incorporates traditional forms and materials in a way that respects the other historic buildings on the 8-acre site, while a radical restructuring of the interior creates a free and open volume that works as a modern, loft-like living space.

Courtesy of Specht Harpman
Courtesy of Specht Harpman

Polished concrete floors, exposed maple framing, and custom woodwork are employed to make the home a warm, comfortable, and elegant place for living and entertaining.


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Cite: "Modern Barn / Specht Harpman" 02 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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