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Renovated 200-Year-Old Barn Makes a Wicked-Cool Home

This month, reliable purveyor of awesome Aussie homes The Design Files has partnered with the Australian Institute of Architects to showcase some locally designed homes that are particularly ingenious. The first project they're highlighting is a

Inspired by vernacular architecture of Europe, Alex Nielsen and Liz Walsh renovated the 670-square-foot stable with a series of juxtapositions between the old and new: original sandstone exterior vs. sleek new windows, original timber posts and joists vs. new timber flooring, rough brick walls vs. streamlined Danish furniture, and so on. Head to The Design Files for the full story and gallery.

· The Barn [The Design Files]
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