Take one “sad-looking house” on a farm in Virginia, add in a recent retiree with a great eye and sense of delight, and you get one amazing makeover!
“I have admired Barn Light Electric fixtures for a long time,” says Susan Lange of Lexington, Virginia, “and when it came time to renovate, I bolted to your website for inspiration.” The original understated porch was removed and a new porch was added along with new roofing, vertical siding, a new door and windows plus an addition to the left of the house. With an interest in vintage lighting, Susan chose porcelain enamel fixtures for her new porch — the Benjamin™ Seaside Radial Wave Reflector Stem Light and the matching Goodrich™ Seaside Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light.Read More
House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. In Bend, Oregon, Sarah Phipps has been designing and flipping houses for a long time and is currently venturing into design consultation. On a recent project, she transformed two small mill cottages into modern, updated spaces complete with gooseneck barn lighting.Read More
Though they live on the eastern seaboard, these homeowners cherish their frequent trips to the Sonoma County wine country. When it came time to replace their dilapidated deck, they turned to Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design to create a California mission-style design for their new outdoor kitchen and patio. We recently caught up with Pete to talk about the project which includes some post mount lights to create a cafè-type atmosphere.Read More
“We live in a 200-year-old farmhouse,” explains Ralph, our Featured Customer from Millgrove Ontario. “The old garden shed on our property had lived well past it’s ‘best before date’ and needed to come down.” Ralph wanted to build something in keeping with the old board and batten Ontario barn style.
“I wanted it to look like it had always been there,” Ralph says, “and, of course, it had to be a functional garden shed.” With that in mind, he designed a 10′ x 16′ shed with a 9′ ceiling inside complete with a loft. He also added a loft door and lift post which are traditional elements on this classic style of barn. One end has large, drive-in doors, below the loft, for the lawn tractor, and a second door on the side has a gable to add even more character.Read More
We love the idea of reusing existing structures to create new homes and certainly appreciate the person who had enough vision when he or she laid eyes on a concrete silo to think “Home Sweet Home.” After the silo and barn were transformed into a stunning residence, the homeowners wished to add a small building to provide an exercise space and adjoining spa so they turned to the creative minds at GMK Architecture in Madison, Wisconsin. The result is a space, on the left above, that would lure even the most ardent couch potato into an exercise routine simply to spend time in this room each day.Read More