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The White Barn to the left represents the

Iowa Barn for vacation/2nd home

in the most impressive way possible. 

Large expansive spaces, high ceilings, clean simple lines, sliding "barn doors" for privacy and reducing direct sunlight....perfect build for a large open property with surrounding privacy. 

The White Barn to the right takes a very different approach than the one above.  Fewer windows = less light...but the details are really interesting...use of the small square windows for ventilation and for some source of natural light.

The simple front porch...seating for two...the natural wood elements represent the Iowa Barn for vacation/2nd home in the most impressive way possible. 

Combination of vertical and horizontal lines...and I really like how the seamed metal roof essentially extends the vertical battens from the siding.

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The Barn/House to the left represents a departure from the "White Barn" that I like so much...but provides another example of an open, light-filled, and elongated footprint through the wood decking as well as a concrete pad.

I am inspired by the concrete pad, retaining walls, and other uses to help define spaces-

The 2nd floor casement windows are a nice visual touch as well...and likely good at catching are flowing from 1 direction.

The flu/ventilation that extends above the roof helps to better visualize what will occur when using a wood stove like that in the photo below.

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The interior photo to the right represents an open light-filled room with contemporary/mid-century furniture-

While our design emphasizes drywall vs. windows to showcase our art collection...the setting of this house and the windows really leverage the topography of the land it is on.

Our house will likely leverage a "square" version of the Rais Wood Burning Stove...but this example helps to think through the impact of the flu...inside & outside(logistically, aesthetically, and maintenance too).

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