2021 - Modern Barnhouse Idea House
Welcome to our latest Idea House, the Modern Barnhouse near St. Paul, Minnesota! We’re thrilled to be working with licensed contractor, activist, and television personality Amy Matthews as she embarks on building her dream home: a Scandinavian-style barnhouse on a verdant farmstead in the St. Croix River Valley. This 3,700 square-foot home will feature innovative SIP construction for a tighter envelope and speedier build; modern, minimalist aesthetic; rich, neutral palette of natural materials (cedar, cement, stone, and metal) accented with walls of glass that invite the outdoors inside; and the renovation of an outbuilding workshop that will become a training facility for women in the trades and survivors of domestic violence. Progress and expansion are underway, and you can follow the action, 24/7, below.
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.
Join designer/homeowner Amy Matthews to learn more about the design principles and building products used to create this Scandinavian-inspired stunner.
Join designer/homeowner Amy Matthews for a look inside the 2021 Modern Barnhouse.
We’re getting close to the finish line at the 2021 Modern Barnhouse in Minnesota. In this episode, designer/homeowner Amy Matthews gives us a sneak peek at the finishing touches inside and out, as we get ready for our big reveal!
TOH Modern Barnhouse designer/homeowner Amy Matthews demonstrates how Schluter-Systems helped her create a perfectly waterproofed, completely customized shower experience.
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.
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
Take a tour of the ground floor gathering spaces in this Scandinavian-inspired stunner
The simple barn shape is traditional. But the clean lines, spacious open plan, and dramatic sightlines are all about modern style.
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.
Here’s how a thoughtful Nordic-inspired palette from Benjamin Moore put the finishing touches on designer/homeowner Amy Matthews’ dream house
Here’s a look at how designer/owner Amy Matthews incorporated the natural beauty of Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods throughout the Modern Barnhouse.
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
At the 2021 Modern Barnhouse in Minnesota, the snow is falling—and so are the temperatures. Here’s how the innovative building materials used throughout will keep this home comfortable and running efficiently, all year round.