26 Feb '16, 2pm

Old shabby barn is reborn as a stunning, near net-zero modern home

Old shabby barn is reborn as a stunning, near net-zero modern home

The interior of the home is largely built with salvaged materials from the old barn and supplemented by sustainable and locally sourced materials, such as the large central hearth crafted from local limestone. Heart pine salvaged from river-bottom trees line the floors, while the ceiling is covered in Douglas fir with a clear coat. Bespoke furnishings constructed from salvaged materials from the original barn, such as the dining table and light fixtures, decorate the open-plan dining area, kitchen, and living room. Other recycled materials are also prominently featured in the design, from the Squak Mountain Stone recycled paper and cement kitchen countertop to a large rug made from a patchwork of old textiles. On-site solar panels power the home and feed leftover energy back to the grid.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/old-shabby-barn-is-reborn-as-a-stunn...

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