Seattle architect Don Frothingham remodeled this historic Washington dairy barn into something of an architectural icon. Originally built 104 years ago in a pastoral paradise, this barn style house sits on a half-acre lot surrounded by sunny gardens and peaceful rolling pastures. From the exterior, the home’s rustic, country charm appeals to traditional sensibilities, but lovers of the modern and innovative will also appreciate its wonderful blend of the old and the new. The barn original roof was reinforced with metal tie rods and enhanced with a new layer above its traditional gambrel roof, allowing for the addition of extra insulation to maintain a comfortable interior environment. Inside, the main floor of this barn conversion features the master suite, two bedrooms, a full bath and a family room. The original, but beautifully restored nine-light windows flood the home with natural light while framing views of Olympic Mountain and the fruit-tree orchard with apples, plums, cherries, crab apples and Asian pears for the picking! Upstairs, the piece de resistance appears overhead – a grand, sweeping cathedral ceiling with exposed wood framing zigzagging its way across the ceiling and down the walls for an authentic farmhouse appeal. Bainbridge Island Barn is currently listed for sale, click here for more information.
Posted on January 26, 2010 10:27 PM