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Reclaimed barn wood clads rustic-meets-modern home

It’s the work of Philadelphia firm DIGSAU

Reclaimed wood interiors have divided design-minded folks since at least the dawn of Pinterest. But what about reclaimed wood as cladding? Philadelphia firm DIGSAU tried it out on a private residential commission in Delaware called Rural Loft, where horizontally laid wood panels recovered from a dilapidated barn create a playful, rustic facade that’s one-part down-on-the-farm and one-part slickly contemporary.

Rural Loft, so named, according to Dezeen, for the architects’ "[intent] to bring the clean lines and open living arrangement of urban loft-living to the Delaware countryside," seems to largely succeed in doing just that. The house’s 2,800 square feet encompasses a number of unpartitioned spaces among which the clients can walk freely. Outdoor spaces off the master bedroom (which has its own deck) and the expansive yard provide connections between the home’s interior and exterior.

Read on and see more photos over at Dezeen.