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Farmhouse/Barn House

Farmhouse/Barn House: I had a tour of a stunning house that anybody interested in interior design could use as a crash lesson. It is a new addition to Lake Bluff, Illinois’ historic Crab Tree Farm. Which is a dairy farm. It was design by Vinci/Hamp Architects. The color of absolute white

The gabled design of the building, as seen from above, is a smart tribute to the historic farm buildings that surround it (you can glimpse the standing-seam metal roof of the new house in the distance, between the tile-roofed structures). These structures were designed by Solon S. Beman, the town’s first architect.

Farmhouse/Barn House

The new house’s main room resembles a light gallery that used to be a hayloft. It contains a double-height living room and two staircases leading to separate bedrooms. The home is construct around a central axis that runs parallel to a nearby hayfield, as see in the image.

The front of the home, with its huge glass panels that look out over the field. It gives just as much seclusion as the rear. The home exemplifies refinement since it blends nicely with its surroundings, which may range from virtually urban to fully rural. The utilization of natural light is also informative. The main living space is illuminated by clerestory windows in the shed dormers, and large window bays off the second-floor bedrooms provide lovely views of the outdoors.


Even the slightest details are always take care of. To reduce floor space, an alcove workstation and window seat, for example, may be construct into a corner. Also, A window seat in one of the bedrooms may be use as a storage bin, and a tiny bathroom hide under the eaves can be convert into a “shower room” by replacing a standard window with a skylight. In a bunk room for the grandkids and overnight visitors, Resource Furniture Murphy beds are pile like sleeping cars on 1930s Streamliners.

Moreover, The landscape, which resembles a European alley, is a natural/architectural outdoor environment that demonstrates how well old and modern can coexist. Additionally, A convex mirror at the closed end provides the idea that this is a developing forest paradise. Also, This mirror served as a basis for the incredible contemporary “Bean” sculpture. That stands at the entrance to Chicago’s Millennium Park.

This incredible home exemplifies how architecture and the environment can collaborate to create something both beautiful and functional. (The first, third, and fourth images above were give by Vinci/Hamp Architects.)

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