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American barn v modernist mansion

Grand Designs New Zealand

Wood is the main feature material in the architecture, ceiling, daylighting, estate, floor, home, house, interior design, property, real estate, room, wall, window, wood, brown
Wood is the main feature material in the master bathroom

Timber merchant Marty Verry and his Venezuelan wife

Morella have imported into New Zealand two historic New York barn frames that

could be considered the oldest buildings in the country.


Recycled beams used in kitchen of new family beam, ceiling, countertop, floor, flooring, interior design, kitchen, living room, wall, window, wood, black, gray, brown
Recycled beams used in kitchen of new family home

With plans to assemble the barn on the couple’s rural

site on the outskirts of Auckland, they intend them to become part of a

modernist mansion acting as a tribute to the different timber Marty loves.

Historic New York barn incorporated into new contemporary cottage, elevation, estate, facade, farmhouse, home, house, log cabin, property, real estate, siding, gray, brown
Historic New York barn incorporated into new contemporary family home

But will the new homes honour the history they are

built on did this Grand Design take on a life of its own?

See the full Grand Designs American barn house episodeon TV3

Story by: Trendsideas

23 Nov, 2015

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