Examples of how an ordinary barn can become a wonderful vacation home or permanent residence are not uncommon. But these are always very interesting projects that deserve attention and admiration. Our tips site will tell you about the next conversion of a barn into a residential building.
Looking at these stone sheds, which used to keep pets, it seems that inside they are just as gloomy, very rustic and uncomfortable. Cattle shed, what else to say! But after a redesign by Raphael Schmid’s Architekten in Crippo, Switzerland in 2019, the barn has been given a whole new lease of life..
The total area of the building is 68 square meters, the house is two-level. The exterior has been left virtually unchanged to create a very striking contrast to the interior. Therefore, the outwardly brutal stone barn remained the same as after it was built in 1850. Only the windows and doors were replaced to keep warmth inside the house. But on a stone facade they look authentic.
Inside the house is also very simple, no frills, but modern and comfortable. The living room and dining room are combined and occupy the entire first level. In the attic there is a cozy bedroom, where a staircase with storage spaces leads. All furniture and wood furnishings are a striking example of the Scandinavian style in the interior, with its desire for natural colors and natural materials. The house is autonomous, with solar panels and well water, which is very important for energy efficiency and saving natural resources.
Recall that the portal told you about the alteration of an old wooden barn into a residential building.