Pennsylvania Barn

A century-old barn was meticulously documented, disassembled, and transported from Pennsylvania to a farm in Alabama. In its new location, local stone serves as a base for the reconstructed barn that provides areas for a guest suite, storage, and parking. A craftsman from Pennsylvania was recruited to ensure that the barn’s structure and joinery were consistent with its original construction. The center of the home is anchored by a Russian stove that sits in the open barn frame and heats the entire house. The bedroom suite is designed as a discrete loft space to allow for privacy from the main living area. A rooftop “lantern” was added along with open porches to bring light into the interiors. Artifacts recovered from the barn’s original site were also utilized within the home, such as the frame of an old wagon that now hangs above the kitchen.