Barn Renovation – PA

This early nineteenth century barn was renovated with minimum change in structure or footprint.  Featuring reSAWN’s HERITAGE reclaimed oak flooring and WORMWOOD reclaimed chestnut wall cladding.

PRODUCTS

WORMWOOD :: reclaimed chestnut wall cladding

HERITAGE :: wide plank reclaimed oak flooring

DETAILS

Flooring:
HERITAGE – Reclaimed Oak (Mix of Red White Oak) – Character Grade
Solid, Unfinished (site finished by others)
3/4″ thick X 5,6,7″ RW X 3-8′ RL

Walls:
WORMWOOD – Reclaimed Chestnut – Character Grade
Solid, prefinished with clear polyurethane
3/4″ thick X 6″ wide X 2-8′ RL

Ceilings:
HERITAGE – Reclaimed Oak (Mix of Red White Oak) – Character Grade
Solid, prefinished with clear polyurethane
5/8″ thick X 5,6,7″ RW X 3-8′ RL

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Completion Date: 2012
Budget: $2.6 million
Size: 5000 sf

This early nineteenth century barn was renovated with minimum change in structure or footprint. Originally a stone bank barn with stables and paddock facing south on the lower level and a large hayloft on the upper level, it has been transformed into a residence that celebrates the simple form, openness, and stone and wood finishes of the original structure.

All interior structural framing walls were left in place, while beams were selectively removed and reinforced to incorporate a new second floor that accommodates two bedrooms including a master bedroom, two bathrooms, study, dressing area, and closets. All existing structural stone walls were left in place with portions selectively exposed on the interior of the building, which were repointed and parged to match the original look while improving their thermal and moisture control properties. The existing barn yard wall was also repaired and parged to remain in-place, defining the new formal garden area.

New systems, roofing, and insulation were integrated into the existing structure to make this barn a comfortable residence. The kitchen’s design and proximity to large indoor and outdoor dining make it ideal as a working kitchen for small dinners and a catering kitchen for larger gatherings.

Reuse was an integral part of this project. All existing barn wood siding and large old-growth plank flooring was removed, locally kiln dried, and prepped for reuse in all of the built-in cabinetry, including bookshelves and all storage in the new kitchen. Any wood finishes introduced that were not part of this original barn structure were salvaged from other barns across PA and West Virginia.

Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP

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