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.
∙ Martin Boles creates barn-inspired house with an extra floor slotted beneath its pitched roof [Dezeen]
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∙ Converted English Barn with 16th-Century Bones Asks $1.7M [Curbed]