In this Q&A event sponsored by Cultured Stone and Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds, owner/designer Amy Matthews and Boral Stone Division Director of Marketing Sarah Lograsso discuss the Scandinavian-inspired design elements of the TOH 2021 Modern Barnhouse.
Explore every inch of our Scandinavian-inspired Modern Barnhouse! Pan around the 360-degree virtual experience to learn more about the products and materials we used to bring this stunning home to life.
TOH Modern Barnhouse designer/homeowner Amy Matthews demonstrates how Schluter-Systems helped her create a perfectly waterproofed, completely customized shower experience.
Details make all the difference when it comes to creating a cohesive look—regardless of your design aesthetic. Here, designer/homeowner Amy Matthews shares some of the products, materials, and ideas that completed her vision for this Modern Scandinavian Barnhouse.
Tour the property, get a closer look at the exterior building materials, and take a peek inside the remodeled outbuilding/workshop
Upstairs isn’t just for sleeping; it’s where business, laundry, and exercise also happen. And Amy designed the rooms to be both practical and inviting.
The simple barn shape is traditional. But the clean lines, spacious open plan, and dramatic sightlines are all about modern style.
With frost already covering the ground, it’s a race against the clock for owner Amy Matthews and builder Chad Maack to get the Idea House sealed in before the temperatures plummet to their typical below-zero mid-winter Minnesota temps
In Minnesota, winter comfort is a high priority. The main level of our Modern Barnhouse will be heated with a hydronic radiant slab on grade. Read on to learn how it’s installed.
At the 2021 Modern Barnhouse, the design is starting to come to life. One of the key elements of this Scandinavian-inspired home is the windows, which will highlight the unique beauty of the property. See how Sierra Pacific Windows helped frame the entire end walls with windows to help bring the natural light directly into the space.
Work has begun at our 2021 Idea House in Minnesota. Follow along as remodeler and designer (and homeowner) Amy Matthews breaks ground, and the house begins to take shape.
Dramatic clean lines, natural materials, and large expanses of glass define the first This Old House Idea House of 2021.
With the ability to be snap-locked or mechanically-seamed, a brand new product from Bridger Steel offers a quicker and easier installation than traditional double-seamed panels.
This Old House® Announces First Midwestern Idea House – The Modern Barnhouse Outside of St. Paul, Minnesota
This Old House’s 2021 Idea House, the Modern Barnhouse, is a contemporary take on a traditional barnhouse.