Classic Stone Barn Home With a Contemporary Other Half


Converting an old barn into a home is quite a project in itself, but adding a new living space onto that barn can be a very ambitious undertaking. PPA Architects created a stunning modern addition to this barn conversion in Lesponne in the heart of picturesque Hautes-Pyrénées, France.

The barn on the property had already been converted to a gorgeous vacation home with rich wood floors, exposed timber beams, and classic stone walls. The incredible living space needed some extra room, however, for a modern family and their guests to stretch out into.

The extension project added on a new living area that both complements and perfectly offsets the traditional stone architecture of the original barn. With a green roof, glass walls and stacks of wood that act as half-walls, the extension incorporates nature in a superbly sophisticated fashion.

The stone and wood from the barn continue to play a large part in the interior of the newly-extended living space. However, there is also a very modern element enhanced by contemporary furnishings. The enormous glass walls allow residents to look out from the work space or guest bedroom over the truly awe-inspiring surroundings.

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