Not too long ago, an abandoned barn house was viewed as nothing more than a fire hazard. Now, thanks to clever architects and Pinterest boards, the barn house has transformed into the pinnacle of rustic chic style. This barn house, transformed by MW Works architecture, is a gorgeous take on the new trend: it’s spacious and contemporary, yet still retains much of the original character. Built at the turn of the century, travel back in time at this three-bedroom retreat—without giving up on modern amenities.
Surrounded by dense forests and swaths of countryside, the barn house is located in the eastern foothills of the Washington cascades. The house’s flooring, interior wall panelling, and even the doors are either original to the building or sourced from nearby salvage yards. A red stool made out of an old tractor seat is a nice reference to the space’s history.
In the living area, the barn’s tall ceilings are emphasized thanks to industrial pendant lights. A floating console, wooden coffee table with metal legs and a full-height wood-burning stove are additional rustic touches.
The old crates used for this wall panel were found in fields surrounding the barn. Although the staircase looks original, it was created by the architects in the same vintage style as the original barn.
This is one of the three bedrooms inside the barn. This room features a metal bed and a small wooden side table. To save space, the architects carved out a section of the wall to tuck away a chest of drawers. This room also shows off how to mix three woods, three different ways: the mid-toned wall panels contrast both the darker ceiling panels and weathered hardwood floors
A decorative elevator shaft is a cute way to store fresh produce!
This converted barn house is a year-round retreat. We can imagine hiking along the woods in the summer and snowshoeing through the fields in the winter.