Home remodel gives new life to barn

Architect - Mark McConnell , Contractor - Paul Kapitula

Written by: Amy Howell Hirt

On a 7-acre plot of land in Anderson Township, the red of a barn isn't original, but it's iconic.

Rocks riddled with fossils and peonies planted beneath a stand of trees have roots in another time, and other back yards. And while the exposed cinder blocks and gambrel roof connect this home to its history, they also conceal a contemporary custom creation. Here on this former horse farm, Jerry and Karen Whitney built their own breed of bucolic serenity, balancing natural and manmade, nostalgic and modern.

"The beauty of the land was like a siren's song and we could not get it out of our heads," Karen says.

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