The two-sided fireplace serves as a partition between the dining and living spaces while still allowing light to flood in.
Samsel Architects helped turn the circa-1870 barn into a home.
In the entry, a painting showing the original barn (far left) hangs above a rustic side table. A wooden mallet, called a beetle, rests against it, and was used to drive together the mortise and tenon joinery.
The original barn was disassembled, transported, and reassembled in Asheville.
The original barn
The framework coming together in Asheville
Reclaimed wood was used on the floors and other surfaces, including the sliding barn doors that separate the main floor living area from the office/library.
The barn nave was reconstructed to match the original, but with the addition of modern steel connections.
A reclaimed wooden lintel matches the original barnwood.
The ladder to the hayloft was incorporated into the design.
The kitchen, which features leathered granite countertops, invites mingling. A prep area and fridge are tucked around the corner.
The upstairs loft bedroom is one of four, all decorated to suit the homeowners’ rustic-meets-modern farmhouse-style aesthetic.
The master bathroom features a his-and-hers vanity built from reclaimed wood.
He homeowner designed the greenhouse and the extra-elevated garden beds, which were built with ease and convenience in mind.
The back side of the house
The husband, who is a general contractor, designed and built the greenhouse using reclaimed materials. The trickiest part was finding old windows all the same size.