Barn Inspiration for a Modern House
By Christine Chang Hanway, Originally Published in Remodelista
The simple gables evoke long barns: the white wing is the house; the gray one at the rear is the garage.
Do you dream, like I do, of living in a barn? The big caveat, of course, is that you need to have a barn to convert. Typically that involves either owning property that happens to have a few spare barns ortransporting a barn from some place else. Prague-based Studio Pha offers a third option in the village of Klokočná, in the Czech Republic: building a new open structure that's economical, conducive to the openness of modern living, and, yes, inspired by the shape and feel of old barns.
Above: The beams run into the ceiling soffit, which has been built over the kitchen to hide the ductwork from the extractor fan.
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