Rather than building a new home from scratch, sometimes it pays to repurpose and convert an old building to create something new. Virtually any structure or property has the potential to become a beautiful home, all you need is the right vision – and the right professionals help of course.
Today we’ll be examining one such case, as we travel to northern Italy to witness the transformation of an imposing, but broken down barn into a spacious modern home. Let’s take a look…
As we can see from the picture above, the original building was a far cry from anyone’s ideal home. The imposing, but uninspiring grey structure was neglected, rusting, and in places falling apart before work began to repurpose it. However, it had a few key advantages: its size, and the abundance of green space surrounding it.
Here we can see the building process very much underway; in fact, the barn has come on in leaps and bounds! The depressing grey structure has become a brightly coloured home peppered with vast windows, and an amply sized porch currently under construction.
The formidable size of the farm building has translated into an impressive home of enviable proportions. The finished home is truly astounding! It’s hard to believe how much the building has transformed.
The sheltered porch under construction in the previous photo actually sits under a vast balcony space providing a great vantage point to survey the surrounding countryside. The wood and stone used in the design give this modern home a nice rustic touch that seems fitting given its origins and surroundings.
Moving around the property to survey it from the other side we find an interesting structure of balconies and pillars that gives the home an air of the grandiose, while providing equally magnificent views from this side of the home.
A delightful aspect of this home’s design is the size and extent of the windows in the property allowing the vast space to fill with natural light, and, along with the balconies, provides a connection to the countryside beyond.
The architects have succeeded in transforming this barn in way that seemed beyond the conceivable possibilities; resulting in a charming country home.
In you enjoyed watching this transformation take place, then check out this amazing American home inspired by traditional barn designs.