Rustic Goes Modern in This Barn Conversion

Living etc. August 2008

This barn conversion in France is home to a small family living a completely modern life within a heavy timber and stone structure. The home is filled with modern mixed with rustic: streamlined black kitchen cabinets against two-foot-thick stone walls. A minimalist platform bed set under rough-hewn wood framing. Check out more inspiring photos of the home from this month's issue of Living etc.

That stair up top strikes the perfect chord between historic and contemporary: rough stone in material but a sleek cantilevered design.

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See more in Living etc.. Via: At Home with Kim Vallee. Photos: Bob Smith for Living etc.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.