Living Large in Small Spaces: Remodeled Barn With Cozy Loft

After this barn fell into disrepair, designer Daniel Contelmo stepped in and converted it into an entertaining space for the owners. Inside, the original wood was repurposed to achieve a warm and rustic aesthetic, while a kitchen, sitting area and cozy loft make room for guests.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Photo By: Daniel Contelmo Jr.

Plants Shade Small Courtyard Behind Converted Barn

Plants line the stone walkway approaching the back of this converted barn. The plants provide shade as well as privacy for a small courtyard that includes a table and chairs for dining alfresco.

Exterior View of Green Barn Converted to Loft

This charming green barn was converted into a loft complete with a guest apartment. The windows and doors are all custom-made, ensuring they are proportional for the loft.

Green Barn Has Large Sliding Door That Covers Windows

A large sliding door covers the sliding-glass doors of this green barn that was converted to a loft. The sliding doors make it easy to let the outdoors in for simple entertaining.

Wood Accents Define Barn Loft's Rustic Transitional Style

When this barn was converted to a loft, all of the wood was repurposed for the new interior. The loft features an open living space with a dedicated sitting area, game area and eat-in kitchen, with a sleeping loft above.

Grand Piano Perfect for Entertaining in Loft

A simple bubble pendant light hangs above the grand piano in this loft, which was converted from a barn. The sliding-glass doors nearby open to bring the outside in and make entertaining a breeze.

Sleeping Loft in Converted Barn Has Shutters for Privacy

Shutters offer privacy for this sleeping loft in a converted barn. The loft is on the second floor and has two full-sized beds. A coat rack offers a convenient spot to hang clothes and accessories to keep the space tidy.

View of Open-Concept Living Space From Second-Floor Sleeping Loft

The sleeping loft in this converted barn offers a bird's-eye view of the first floor below. A pool table, piano and eat-in kitchen make entertaining family and friends easy and fun.

Open Living Space Includes Sitting Area, Game Area and Kitchen

A small sitting area is next to a pool table in this converted barn. The loft has vaulted ceilings and several lights to keep it feeling open and bright at all times. The sitting and game area also offer a direct view of the eat-in kitchen.

Eat-In Kitchen Maximizes Space Under Sleeping Loft

Space is at a premium in this converted barn, so a small eat-in kitchen was added directly under the sleeping loft. Double wall ovens and a stovetop built into the island countertop further maximize the room available in the transitional-style kitchen.

Open Living Space With View of Eat-In Kitchen and Loft Above

The open living space in this converted barn offers a prime view of the eat-in kitchen and sleeping loft above. Large windows fill the space with natural light while the vaulted ceiling visually expands the living area.

Loft Sitting and Gaming Area Has Wood-Paneled Walls

A red pool table stands ready for game time in this converted barn. The loft also has an intimate sitting area, with wood-paneled walls and large windows that fill the space with natural light.

Rustic-Look Wall Tile Adds Textured Look to Bathroom

This neutral full bathroom has an extra layer of texture as well as visual interest thanks to rustic-look wall tile. A large window fills the room with natural light, making it feel open and bright.

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