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Rad Home Has Converted Barn Looks, New-Build Efficiency

Photos by Erika Bányayová and Martin Boleš. via <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/26/martin-boles-domt-house-stara-lubovna-slovakia-residential-architecture/">Dezeen.</a>
Photos by Erika Bányayová and Martin Boleš. via Dezeen.

In the pantheon of timber buildings, barn conversions rank fairly highly. But what of buildings—particularly homes—constructed to look like converted barns? Despite the fact that this gorgeous Slovakian home is actually a new-build that takes formal inspiration from old converted barns, we really dig it. Designed by Slovakian architect Martin Boleš for a young family, the DomT House is an off-kilter take on the traditional long barn—it is slightly bent at its center, creating a small shaded terrace. Inside, smartly designed interiors accommodate all of the clients' things in storage galore—from a custom wardrobe in the master bedroom to timber-frame cubby holes throughout the space. As a bonus, a mezzanine level is sandwiched beneath the house's pitched roof, making space for a playroom ideal, we'd guess, for building forts and general childhood rabblerousing.


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