renovated barn

adaptive reuse, Architecture, Getting Away, Upstate

Preston Scott Cohen, Goodman House, recycled barn, Dutch barn, industrial gabled roof, naturally lighted interiors

To create the beautiful Goodman House, architect Preston Scott Cohen had to transport, restore and re-assemble a Dutch barn frame at a new location in Pine Plains, NY. The structure affords an unpolished but warm atmosphere with open-plan interiors wrapped in an industrial skin. The space was crafted to follow the client’s desire for an “excessively lit space” with an “undivided interior,” and as such, the home uses an ample number of slide-up screens and roll-down glass doors to make way for an open abode with a modern aesthetic.

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Architecture, Getting Away, Upstate

Workshop/APD, crafted modern home, Hudson Views, renovated barn, Andrew Kotchen, Briarcliff Manor, glazed facade, Hudson river

anchCan you believe this grand contemporary home was once a ranch? The architects in charge of the surprising renovation, NY-based Workshop/APD, updated a traditional ’60s ranch building, retaining much of its original shape. Situated in Briarcliff Manor, the aptly named Hudson Views home boasts sweeping river views and its original gabled roof, and it still sits atop the ranch’s original foundation dating back to its agricultural days.

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