Old barns are very charming. They have history and display a very nice rustic style that is worth preserving to some extent and can inspire many unique projects. One of them was the restoration and remodeling of a barn in East Cascades in a beautiful canyon area surrounded by foothills.
Because it was such a beautiful and charming structure at first, Studio Mwworks didn’t want to change it too much so they tried to keep it as much as possible. At the same time, they wanted to give it a more modern aesthetic, especially inside. The ultimate goal was to transform this old barn into a lovely retreat for its owners, a place where they can escape the city and relax and enjoy a simpler life, closer to nature.
The barn became a three-bedroom retreat. In order to convey a more open feeling and to bring more natural light into the interior, the architects created a large glazed area that extends from the floor to the roof. It runs through the middle of the facade and is framed on both sides by wood-paneled walls, with the sloping roof protecting it from above. Aside from this important update, many interventions focus on the use of many salvaged materials. This will help maintain a rustic and weathered look throughout the barn. The barn’s sliding doors were of course incorporated into the design along with a host of other notable features. They all come together to give this barn a very beautiful and versatile look.