A house inside the barn

New life moves into a traditional stable. This house built into a 200-year-old barn was conceived from the concept of restore and reuse which was reflected in the planning, construction, and implementation. It was essential to the client that as little as possible was changed to the existing building. Materials that were removed had to be reused. The former threshing floor is used as a staircase, the hay, and grain rooms are converted into the kitchen. The interior is inspired by the materials used in those days; for example, real swamp lime plaster was used for all the walls. With a modern touch the new house deliberately stands in clear contrast to the old stable.