By paying homage to their roots, these updated dwellings strike a balance between past and present to stunning effect. Take a look at the renovations and new builds from the Dwell community that caught our editor’s eye this week.

The simple, gabled structure of Meadow View is strategically cut away to both protect doorways and to provide a balcony off the master bedroom.

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1. Timber-Framed Hobby Barn

This view from the loft of this renovated barn by OakBridge Timber Framing highlights the elegant combination of old and new elements.

This view from the loft of this renovated barn by OakBridge Timber Framing highlights the elegant combination of old and new elements.

Photo: OakBridge Timber Framing

Builder: OakBridge Timber Framing, Location: Indian Hill, Ohio

From the builder: “This custom timber-framed barn has quite a few surprises inside—it’s designed specifically to house a wood shop and party barn, as well as a space for beekeeping materials and a root cellar. It’s ideal for entertaining—and the beautiful craftsmanship inspires beautiful hobby woodworking.”

2. Modern Barn

The exterior of the Modern Barn by HMHAI retains the classic barn appearance, with the addition of carefully placed windows and industrial-looking Corten steel siding.

The exterior of the Modern Barn by HMHAI retains the classic barn appearance, with the addition of carefully placed windows and industrial-looking Corten steel siding.

Photo by Andrew Pogue

Architect: HMHAI, Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado

From the architect: “Originally built to house a garage, workshop, and wood storage, this classic barn has been gently reimagined into a unique guesthouse with a rustic accents and modern comforts. HMHAI sought to preserve and accentuate the barn’s features as much as possible, and the result is a warm and cozy, energy-efficient guest house. The programming included two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining area, a farmhouse kitchen and pantry, a living room and a laundry room.”

3. The Resonant Dwelling

A view of The Resonant Dwelling by Schemata Studio at dusk. The stairs to the residence on the top floor are silhouetted behind an open rain screen facade.

A view of The Resonant Dwelling by Schemata Studio at dusk. The stairs to the residence on the top floor are silhouetted behind an open rain screen facade.

Photo by Amy Freeman

See the full story on Dwell.com: Top 5 Thoughtfully Updated Farmhouses and Barns of the Week
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