Historic Barn Remodeled Into Sleek Weekend Retreat

This weekend retreat was designed for a power couple that's actively engaged in the arts — he as a Broadway producer, she as a fashion editor. Specht Architects was hired to reconstruct the historic barn and used polished concrete, second-grade oak flooring and maple plywood to make the interior feel modern yet warm.

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November 30, 2018

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Modern Barn Exterior and Yard

The exterior of this home is a charming farmhouse. Inside, it's all sleek, modern style.

Modern Farmhouse With Stone Wall

A charming country exterior gives way to sleek modern design inside.

Modern Barn Lower Level With Concrete Floor

In the renovation of this former barn, the structure's original openness was kept. Bedrooms were added modular-style to the upper level. A chic black-and-white fireplace sits in the very center of the space.

Modern Barn Fireplace

Unifying the open concept lower level of this modern home, a snappy black-and-white fireplace can be viewed from several sides. A handy niche neatly stores firewood.

Modern Barn Dining Room With Pendant

The designers of this home kept the barn's original shape and soaring ceiling, even the exposed beams. Painting the walls and ceiling white added a lightness to the interior's feel.

Modern Open Plan Kitchen With Black Counters

The style of this open plan kitchen is sleek and modern: Wood cabinets and black countertops offsetting the concrete floors.

Modern Barn Home Interior With Piano

The renovation of this barn-turned-residence includes creative architectural details like a bedroom designed like a loft, with windows looking down to the living room below.

Asian Modern Bedroom

Wood slats make this modern bedroom feel surprisingly cozy, the color bringing warmth to the minimalist space.

Asian Spa Bathroom With Pebbled Floor

This inviting bathroom has all the charm of a woodland clearing with its pebbled flooring, standalone tub and forest view.

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