Architecture firm JLF Architects has breathed new life into a dilapidated 1800s dairy barn by transforming it into a stunning new home. “The Creamery” was built using materials salvaged from an abandoned dairy farm in Montana and reconstructed just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. According to the architects, the ambitious project focused on retaining the same “authentic craftsmanship and rugged austerity” of the original stone building, while converting it into a contemporary living space.

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

According to the creamery’s history, the original structure was built by anonymous Scottish stonemasons who laid two-foot-thick walls that lasted centuries. However, left empty and and unprotected for decades, the structure fell into severe disrepair. After convincing their antique-loving clients to acquire the original barn as “the ultimate antique”, the team used painstaking care to gather and transport as much of the old building’s materials as possible to Wyoming where they rebuilt a stunning new home in an idyllic setting.

Related: 6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

The home’s stone structure pays a beautiful homage to its original design, both on the outside as well as the inside. The interior decoration is pure rustic sophistication, with beautiful stone walls, exposed wooden trusses on the ceiling and large reclaimed wood planks as flooring.

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

The structure is now home to a family who appreciates the timeless architecture of the design, “The relic itself inspired a sense of responsibility to its origins,” says JLF Architects principal Paul Bertelli. “This building in its existing form, with its scale and proportion, was much purer than any contemporary architectural solution we could have applied. Ultimately doing nothing at all was the genius of the architecture in this project.”

+ JLF Architects

Photography by Audrey Hall

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,

JLF Design Build, 1800s dairy barn, The Creamery, jackson hole architecture, jackson hole barn conversion, barn conversions, barn renovations, barn updates, interior design, barn architecture, reclaimed wood, reclaimed stone buildings, green building materials, reclaimed building materials, dairy farm conversion,