Timbers from nearby barns help the old frame stand straight again, while repurposed foam-board insulation tightens up the drafty walls and ceilings. Inside, artful application of salvaged finishes help to create an inspired workspace. Once a home for raccoons, old bicycles and derelict yard tools, this refreshed wagon shed is now a peaceful studio space. Sliding and salvaged doors removed from the building’s exterior are repurposed inside, keeping material out of the landfill and adding interest to the interior. Doors, hardware and windows saved from a previous renovation to the main-house, tie the property together and keep you feeling close to home, yet just far enough away. After more than two-hundred years of service in a nearby barn, reclaimed pine takes on a new life supporting electrical conduit railing saved from a commercial renovation. The texture and color of old tin roofing bring the outside in and adds interest to another wise tall and boring end-wall. Davey® pendants provide lighting to the space while continuing the theme of thoughtful application of modern utilities while paying tribute to the parts of buildings past.
Design by: Revival Construction
A space empty from years of flooding is repurposed into a boathouse featuring a full bathroom and a kitchenette. Should floodwaters rush in, all galvanized metal wainscoting on the first floor are panelized for quick removal to allow for ventilation and cleaning. A previously bare shell has now become a comfortable and inviting riverside retreat. The centerpiece is a single stringer staircase topped with big treads made of wood saved from razed Pennsylvania mill buildings. Intentially rusted Corten® roof panels offer instant patina grounding a screened porch to its riverside surrounding. A unique blend of modern industrial mixed with antique salvage combine for a creative and playful space.
Design by: Pinard Architects - Philadelphia, PA
An outdated and out of place home up on the ridge in Tewksbury finally gets a mountain-style renovation including an addition of a guesthouse and garage.
Design by: Eclectic Architecture, Phillipsburg, NJ