Red Barn Rennovation

Ridgefield, Connecticut. Completed in 2011

P H Architects was called upon to design alterations to an existing 2,500 sq.ft. 1980’s studio barn. The Owners wanted to update this structure, while keeping the local presence that it has maintained for years.

We fully renovated all the interior of the lower level, portions of the upper level, gave the structure a face lift by adding new exterior cedar channel siding, insulated and waterproofed the building and added new windows & doors. In doing so, we maintained the existing vernacular of the barn per the request of the clients. The interior program of the barn was planned to accommodate an art studio and gallery/viewing area and support spaces. The upper level maintained its art studio apartment plan, but with revisions to the finishes, mechanicals, and decorative lighting.

A large portion of this project included dredging the adjacent pond and establishing native wetland plantings at the pond’s edge. We designed a fieldstone bridge over the pond’s outlet and a new wooden dock for access to the water.

Through the design phase and construction administration of the project, we were able to achieve all of these mentioned objectives. More importantly to the clients, we maintained the original character of this established significant structure.

Photographs provided by T.G. Olcott Photography