Andrew Michler

Alchemy Architect's Barn-Inspired House with a Twist Wins AIA Award

by , 03/24/11

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The house in Blair, Wisconsin was originally designed as guest quarters for a rambling farm house. The owners were so enthralled that they turned it into their own home and reserved the old house for visitors. The home connects to the land like the historic barns that are seeded through the landscape thanks to the locally sourced, rough oak clad exterior and simple shape.

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  1. AlchemistBG March 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks for the feature, Inhabitat. We appreciate you sharing the story and photos!

    -Betsy
    Alchemy

  2. lazyreader March 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Apparently, architects are too stupid to know how to use protractors, levels and rulers. Those are so 20th century.

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