An inviting and unique home was created from several barns that were moved from New Hampshire to 44 acres of rolling hills and vineyards in the mid-Atlantic.
new construction from existing barns
an antique bell activates a pulley system that lifts a trap door leading from the kitchen to the basement
Working around huge and sometime unlevel timbers that the homeowners wanted to retain, a bright, new open-plan kitchen, reconfigured master bedroom, new master bathroom, office and guest bedroom were added, while carefully preserving the home's eccentric and rustic charm.
Case in point? An old bell in the hallway activates a pulley system to lift a trap door that leads from the kitchen to the basement. Other unusual details include exposed wood beams in the guest bathroom's shower as well as areas where tall visitors must keep a watchful eye in order to clear the ceiling beams.
Taking into consideration the homeowners' indoor-outdoor lifestyle, open and screened porches were added to the structure to create outdoor living areas and provide architectural interest and visual appeal through details such as tongue and groove cedar ceilings. An outdoor pergola with a wine tasting bar was constructed so that guests could sample the vineyard's various wines and take in the pastoral views during warmer months.