The beautiful, 200-year-old barn on this Topsfield estate was at risk of being demolished. Once the homeowner realized that the barn was not only salvageable, but could be transformed into a new living space that was as utilitarian as it was stunning, the design ideas began flowing.
On the ground level, a garage offers ample room for three cars, and an elegant mudroom features an exposed wood ceiling, custom-built seat with period detailing, and a powder room. Original, exposed timbers frame an expansive, two-story family room that leads through classic French doors to a new deck adjacent to the large, open backyard. On the second floor, salvaged barn doors open to the master suite, which features a bright bedroom, bath and custom walk-in closet. In the master bath, hand-beaded boards surround a claw-foot tub, the perfect place to relax after a long day. A mid-level exercise studio and a children’s playroom also connect to the main house.
“Topsfield Barn Revived for Modern Use”, Northshore Home
Master Design Award – Historic Preservation