This family home is located at the base of Mount Iron with views of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Mount Iron Barn is designed by Condon Scott Architects to resemble a barn structure retro-fitted for modern living. The images of traditional European barn come from the use of the materials while the interior is inspired by the idea of creating a re-purposed farm building.
The solid timber posts and beams are used to design this house and these materials can bring to mind the images of traditional European barn conversions where the original barn structure remnants are exposed. A re-purposed farm building is an idea that carried through into the house interior.
For the interior, the recycled materials are contrasted with the modern finishes and clean lines inside the house. The design for this house interior can create a variety of spaces to the cozy attic style bedrooms from the double-height entry foyer.
The culminates of the house progress can be seen in the double-height living space with windows. These windows focus on the views of the mountains in the distance of the house. A dappled light effect on the veranda can be created thanks to the slatted timber screen to the north of the living space. It is a theme that reflected in the external sliding timber screens.
Mount Iron Barn Gallery
Photographer: Larkin Design. Simon Larkin Photography