This Barn-Inspired Home Expresses Typical Farmhouse Elements in New Ways

Barn-Inspired Home

Project: Barn-Inspired Home
Architects: Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio
Project: Townships Farmhouse / Barn-Inspired Home
Team: Vivian Lee, James Macgillivray, Scott Claassen, Pooja Dalal, Scott Fredricks, Dan Kobran, Nora Leon, Jennifer Ng
Location: North Hatley, Quebec, Canada
Photography: Stéphane Groleau and Laëtitia Boudaud

From the architect: In the eastern townships of Quebec, the courtyard configuration for barns has been used since the mid 19th century for convenience of access and for shelter against the wind.

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For this working farm, our first design decision was to take the concept of the “aisle” from barns—essentially a thoroughfare for bringing in materials and livestock–and repurpose it outwards to capture views from the surrounding fields. Because the house is arranged in a courtyard formation it goes back in on itself and the interior spaces can be superimposed onto the background of the landscape in unexpected compositions.

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dining room, Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio

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interior design, Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio

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bedroom, Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio

bathroom, Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio

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kids bedroom, Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio

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wood structure , Lee And Macgillivray Architecture Studio

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