Nothing tugs at our country-loving hearts quite like a good barn conversion. With this minimalist renovation in Wyoming, Carney Logan Burke Architects transformed a weathered farm building into a refined, light-filled guest house. Using reclaimed materials to help offset the project’s environmental impact, the firm deftly retains the original structure’s unique character.
The Barn in Wilson is set into a lush green meadow. Extra large windows on one side of the loft flood the interior with natural light, offering unobstructed views of the surrounding greenery and majestic Teton Range in the distance.
The natural setting and historic nature of the structure guided the renovation process. Reclaimed barnwood and cedar shake shingles give the exterior the appearance of a long-weathered barn without the maintenance headaches.
The project’s most compelling feature can be found inside on the second floor. Originally a hayloft, the open space was outfitted as a sophisticated guest room, kitchenette, and gym. The living space is flooded with natural light, which enhances the reclaimed oak floors and plank ceiling with exposed trusses. The bottom level is used as a garage and workspace, resulting in an elegant, multipurpose guesthouse we’d be more than happy to live in.
Photography by Audrey Hall / Carney Logan Burke Architects