Appropriately named The Barn, this weekend getaway in Pullenvale, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, is a painstakingly considered balance of rustic and modern, a stable-like residence without any of the mess that comes along with farm living.
The house features soaring cathedral ceilings, wood-clad interior, and expansive barn door-esque openings that connect the home to the forested surroundings. The ground floor of the home is barn-like in spirit, if not in actual materiality.
Paul Uhlmann Architects framed the open-plan layout with pale Australian hardwood and exposed beams that rise from the concrete floor up to the ceiling. A big span of windows at one end shower light onto the kitchen, while a sliding door connects the dining area directly to the grassy lawn.
Upstairs, the bedrooms follow the same visual lead: wood paneling, curved arched ceilings, and neutral colors all around. A highlight is a large bunkroom with custom designed-bunk beds that look like a classy version of a sleep-away camp cabin. How’s that for a different spin on the modern farmhouse?