the beautiful black farmhouse

I saw this image on Pinterest the other day and immediately had to find out more.

Black barn

[source:  New York Times]

Isn’t that a gorgeous house?  I don’t know why, but it just speaks to me.  It’s just so right in every way.  It was designed by Derek Sanders, an architect in New York who, with his wife, bought a barn on 12 acres in upstate New York and converted it beautifully into their weekend retreat.  The article from the New York Times is from 2008, and inexplicably I cannot find a design firm for Mr. Sanders anywhere online.  Perhaps he has since gone to work elsewhere?

At any rate, this house is definitely inspiring to me.  Especially since we are on the verge of packing up and moving to the heartland.  Maybe a converted-barn-house is in our future?

See a few more images and read about the renovation of barn to house here.


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