Jeffrey Klum, Architect

THE BARN HOUSE

Wonderful client, wonderful project. Owner came to me with a dismantled barn he had purchased. We re-used the heavy timber skeleton and created a clean barn-like structure with a jazzy, modern interior. Kudos as well to RayMar Homes, who built it with care and sensitivity!

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The finished product, shown from the Northeast. Metal roof, barn colored siding, corrugated metal highlights, and of course, a silo!


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View from the entrance through the kitchen, with living space to the right. Notice the historic barn structure left intact within the new walls. Flooring was also salvaged from the purchased barn.

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View from the south, showing the pergola, silo, and the south end of the house-long back covered porch.


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View from the north sitting area, with the stark concrete block fireplace keeping things warm. Entertainment center on left acts as a screen dividing the space from the entry, to the left.

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Back wall of the kitchen, showing Ikea cabinets and high glass letting in eastern light.


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In the kitchen, looking toward the west and the view of the wetlands beyond. Double sided fireplace is seen dividing the living areas. Again notice the webwork of the barn columns and heavy timber beams.

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Again from the kitchen, looking back over the backsplash to the entry area beyond. The steel stairway was custom designed by the owner, with the architect's help!


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Construction drawing elevations showing study of materials and proportions.


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Barn House main floor plan, designed as a barrier free space.




2920 Woodcliff Circle SE | East Grand Rapids MI 49506 | 616 949 6881 | jeff.klum@gmail.com