Situated right in the center of the Carversville (PA) historic district, The Red Barn was in need of restoration as time and weather had taken a toll on it. Due to certain historic building restrictions and the owner’s desire to have minimal change to the exterior, the restoration focused predominately on rebuilding from the inside to provide structural integrity and to create interior spaces for modern living and entertaining. To accomplish this, Alpha Genesis rebuilt the foundation, frame, and roof, creating an entirely new building inside the antique exterior.
A critical part of this historic barn renovation was striking a balance between revealing the original building materials, which had been covered by decades of construction, and integrating new modern building details and material to accommodate urban style living and entertainment. For instance, we used raw wide-plank oak boards to create a rustic feel and lofted a new white ceiling to add volume and lightness to the space. Additionally, we custom designed and fabricated large metal doors to add an industrial edginess to the main room. The result is a modern retreat with a full bar, bath, and sound & media package, perfect for modern living and entertainment.