Mansfield View Barn

What is not to yearn for about designing and building a barn? Our client, sophisticated and educated about architecture, had a man cave/away type of place in mind when he commissioned us to design a barn to complement his family’s Vermont home. There would be room enough for dry storage for a pair of preserved Mercedes, a small utility tractor, all manner of garden and yard tools and equipment, along with a generous and reconfigurable woodworking shop. In the loft, accessed via a comfortable stairway, a craft studio is tucked within a shed dormer with fantastic mountain views, and a rustic lounge area is snuggled in by the warmth of a wood stove. “Just about perfect” we were told. Yearning fulfilled!