The home was thoughtfully remodeled and converted from a barn to a home by Don Frothingham, a Seattle architect. The roof is strengthened with metal tie rods and a new layer of roof above the barn’s traditional gambrel roof was added, filling the space with thick and rigid insulation. Gambrel roof framing is exposed, soaring above a light-filled hayloft that comprises main living areas. Old floor planks of Douglas fir reveal millwork marks. An updated wall of knotty pine frames the second-story hay door.
The home’s main level consists of a master suite, two bedrooms, a full bath, and the family room. Authentic and restored 9-light windows provide ample light and look out on fruit trees and garden spaces. The full bath serves two over-sized bedrooms and displays an eco-friendly dual flush toilet and cork flooring. The original wall of one bedroom shows a penciled shopping list that includes 2,100 pounds of seeds.
The home is located in the Windsong Loop Community famous for its Halloween trick or treating, sledding, and Christmas Eve luminaria and summer barbecue. Originally pasture land and an old fruit orchard, the community was master planned with greenbelt and open park space to create a peaceful rural neighborhood with nearly 30 acres of commonly-owned open space including central play field, second-growth forest, pasture land, retired orchard, and berry picking heaven.
Except during those rare cold snaps were the temperature drops into the teens, the barn isn’t difficult to keep warm and cozy. And even during the coldest days of the year, a little extra wood and electricity – like most houses – keep the barn warm.