Unique houses are all the rage right now, and barn homes are the cream of the crop. This barn home located in southern Wisconsin started popping up all over the internet, and for good reason — it’s truly stunning. Designed by Chicago-based architecture and design firm Northworks, this barn home (known as Thistle Hill Farm) will blow you away with its clean detailing and sweeping, open floor plan.
To create it, Northwoods tore down a dilapidated barn that had been on the property since the 1880’s and salvaged the materials to build this stunning home. Sitting on 200 acres of land, the 4,500-square-foot-home utilizes limestone and wood from the old barn.
Sustainability was important to the family of four who own the home and the property. According to Dwell, the home “features a grid-tied solar photovoltaic array just south of the property, which supplies the family’s annual average power usage.”
The kitchen isn’t abnormally large, but is designed to host a large number of guests for the holidays. The island is made from recycled paper and cement.
The airy and open floor plan really give the barn home its charm. The dining room table was crafted from the wood of the original horse stalls. The table and the pipe light fixture were both made by one of the owners and a friend.
The upper level houses an office in the loft and the master bedroom. Those gorgeous heart pine floors have an amazing story — they were salvaged from the bottom of Lake Superior!
The pool area is incredibly serene and gives floaters and sun-bathers a look out over the property’s meadows. The foundation of the original barn is used as a retaining wall for the pool.
We’re ready to move in!