Barn Conversion
Lee, MA

This fromer working barn in the Berkshires of Massachusetts was converted into a two-story habitable guest house, office and entertainment hall for the estate owners.

The project incorporated the existing barn structure with new ridge skylights, a glazed dormer balcony, an oval atrium stairwall, and the iconic two-story conical bay window to bring natural light into all corners of the interior. The original sliding barn doors were converted into sliding screen doors over new glass French entrance doors.

Amenities include a private guest suite, open lower floor music recital hall with stage, Brazilian tiled var and kitchen, and upper floor executive office and conference suite. Interior materilas and techniques were carefully detailed to maintain the finest acoustic control, isolation and separation leading to the conical bay window form.

This 35,000 sf facility was built in less than a year at a cost of $4 million, $108/sf.

Architecture and Interiors by Techler Design Group

Hal March, Project Architect, formerly of TDG