Located in Remsenburg, a rural town neighboring Westhampton, New York, the Barn House was renovated by D’Apostrophe Design. The structure was originally built in the 1980s as a faux barn but now serves as weekend home for Le Pain Quotidien CEO Vincent Herbert and his family. The design resembles a barn even more than before, as the wood cladding was salvaged from a 200-year-old outbuilding. Gray with age, the exterior has a weathered yet clean look that’s both rustic and romantic. The manicured landscaping makes sure that everyone knows this isn’t a regular farmhouse, it’s a luxury getaway. The tall, dramatic windows let light spill into the white interior, where one finds exposed wooden beams, a minimalist black and white fireplace, a striking staircase, and a long hardwood dinner table with built-in bench seating. An ascetic counterpart to the lush surrounding gardens, the interior provides the Herberts with a altogether serene retreat.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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