After the original farmhouse was renovated the need for additional guest quarters became necessary as this second home became more of a permanent retreat from the city. The client was able to procure an original barn from rural Pennsylvania to be used as the main structure for the project. The barn frame was carefully dismantled, cleaned, transported and finally re-erected on the site where its skeleton became the foundation for an extensive modern recreation. The goal was to maintain the beauty of the existing structure yet create a modern livable space for guests and entertaining. An external silo was fabricated to enclose the stair, leading to all three levels and then further up to an observation room which overlooks the vast landscape property. Much of the original beam joinery and details were preserved and highlighted throughout the construction. A 35’ slate and masonry fireplace was created to be the focal point of the main space while commercial storefront windows helped open the views to the surrounding landscape and main house.