Inspired by the craft of building and architecture
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Old Barn New Home
Showing some love to an old barn. She's a tired old beauty from the outside but still structurally sound so they altered a few window openings and directed their attention to the interior. Ever so budget conscious, they took a minimalist approach. A little industrial. A little rustic. Keeping the overall vibe of the barn, the space is wide open exposing beam construction. Windows are set off by their size and locations. They're set in the middle of the partition showcasing overall thickness and the exterior brick bullnose detail. A sweet detail by the architects referencing the use of the OSB plywood as not only being budget friendly but also drawing parallels to straw bales.
I'm a 3rd generation home builder and remodeler in Birmingham, Michigan. I have a passion for the way things were back when we started Capaldi Building in 1945. Back when homes were literally built from scratch and guys ate homemade sandwiches out of tin lunch pails. The art and craft of building is something that inspires me every day. I hope that this blog inspires more people to take pride in the space they call home.
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