When designing and building our home it was important to build ours a modest size and as green as possible. Although it is a relatively small home, we have incorporated a large kitchen and dining room, great room - all with open cathedral ceiling - and a master bedroom and bath downstairs. Upstairs we have two other bedrooms with cathedral ceilings, half bath, and an additional open loft overlooking the great room.
We used all reclaimed flooring, doors, stair components, stone, trim, casement, and hardware throughout the house. We also used recycled kitchen cabinets and vanity boxes that we put new face frames, exposed ends and doors on using vintage native American Chestnut. On the exterior, we used reclaimed weathered cypress. As its core, our home is a 150 year old, 30’x30’ two story barn frame from Canada. We then added a 15’x30’ shed addition which makes a total first floor footprint of 1350 sq. ft. We have a 15’x30’ second floor in the barn frame and a 10’x15’ open loft for a total sq. footage of 1950 sq. ft.
We just finished installing the in-floor radiant heat and are now cutting and fitting (without nailing) the antique flooring so that it can acclimate to our new homes' conditions.