Modern Barn by Joan Heaton Architects

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 Joan Heaton Architects designed this modern barn situated in Bread Loaf, Vermont, in 2016. Take a look at the complete story below.

The Vermont modern barn, a small, simple, get-away home is sited to take advantage of southern exposure and views to the west. The barn, modeled on the local form, is updated with a structural system of steel beams and big expanses of glass in the windows and doors. A twelve-foot wide sliding door disappears into the gable end wall and a pivot entry door welcomes the owner and visitors. A “bump out” containing four bunk beds accommodates overnight guests. Retaining walls of local Panton stone create a flat site for the new barn and swimming pool.

Photography by Jim Westphalen