This industrial farmhouse in Bucks County, PA, is the embodiment of infusing traditional with industrial. The interior of The Hut was completely transformed and renovated to maximize use of space, improve traffic flow, and increase natural light. The result is a sleek and modern living space encased inside an old farmhouse with nearly 150 years of character built into every exterior board.
We modernized this farmhouse in several different ways. First, we reorganized the main floor to double the size of the kitchen and moved it towards the front of the house across from the new dining area. Together, these two rooms were transformed into the heart of The Hut where guests can ease into the evening with a few drinks. We further accented that space with an imposing oak and steel staircase that that was fabricated on site. Second, we added large interior windows to allow natural light to cascade over the entire upper living space. Finally, a simple material palette was used to provide a clean backdrop for minimalist decorations.
As a bonus, during the demolition phase, we uncovered a stone wall set into the original German Box timber frame and left them exposed to retain the authenticity and charm of the old farmhouse.
Photo Credit: Linda McManus Images.