The primary design solution for unifying and purifying the adulterated structure was to transform the old carriage-house barn into a
kitchen/dining area. But first, additions to the rear of the house were
removed, the barn gutted and collar ties installed to square up its walls,
and a second-floor gallery, open to the kitchen below, was added.
One of the major challenges was replacing the awkward, steep
stairs, located between the old kitchen and barn, that led to the second
vintage elements such as the painted wide-board floors, radiator, and
six-over-six windows in the master bedroom (above) are preserved, yet the
room has a modern aesthetic thanks to the minimal decor and contemporary
furnishings and art. The master bath (left) is spare but inviting with a dark tile
floor, clean white woodwork, and the charm of the claw-foot tub.