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This Contemporary Interpretation Of A Barn Is Clad In Pale Timber Tones

This Contemporary Interpretation Of A Barn Is Clad In Pale Timber Tones

Condon Scott Architects has recently completed a contemporary barn-inspired home in Wanaka, New Zealand, that has an exterior of pale timber tones and a sloped metal roof.

A contemporary barn-inspired home that has an exterior of pale timber tones, a sloped metal roof, and a shiplap ceiling.

“The solid timber posts and beams are visible and call up images of traditional European barn conversions where the remnants of the original barn structure are exposed,” explains lead architect Barry Condon. “The idea of creating a repurposed farm building is carried through into the interior where recycled materials are contrasted with clean lines and modern finishes.”

A contemporary barn-inspired home  with wood cladding and a wrap around deck.

External timber slatted elements, some of which are on sliders, prevent excessive solar gain and add to the contemporary barn aesthetic.

A contemporary barn-inspired home  with wood cladding and a wrap around deck.

Here’s a close-up look at the wood siding and one of the solid timber posts.

A contemporary barn-inspired home  with wood cladding.

The entryway is highlighted by the light that streams through the double-height windows. There’s also a covered walkway from the garage to the home.

This barn-inspired home entryway is highlighted by the light that streams through the double height windows.
This barn-inspired home entryway is highlighted by the light that streams through the double height windows.

Inside, the living room has a sense of openness from the double-height ceiling, as well as the doors that open to the wood deck outside.

Inside this modern barn-inspired home, the living room has a sense of openness from the double height ceiling, as well as the doors that open to the wood deck outside.

The dining room and kitchen also share the open floor plan of the main level, with the kitchen featuring a long white island. A painted brick wall adds a textural element to the interior.

An open plan kitchen and dining area that had a white painted brick wall.

The majority of the bedrooms and bathrooms are featured on the upper floor of the home, which has an open hallway with a glass railing, that provides views of the front door and entryway, and a shiplap ceiling.

A barn-inspired home with an open hallway and balcony that overlooks the entryway below.

In one of the bathrooms, the shower tile follows the line of the angled ceiling, while the wood vanity has hidden lighting underneath.

In this modern bathroom, the shower tile follows the line of the angled ceiling, while the wood vanity has hidden lighting underneath.

Here’s the floor plan that shows the layout of both levels of the home.

The floor plan of a contemporary barn-inspired home that has an exterior of pale timber tones, a sloped metal roof, and a shiplap ceiling.
Photography by Simon Larkin