Once a dilapidated 19th-century barn, this stone structure was recently converted into a serene family home in Bilka, Czech Republic. A2F Architects renovated the building, reusing many materials from the historic site. The architecture team created a new timber structure but saved the exterior for a waterproof seal and a rustic look characteristic of the Bohemian Uplands. The updated interior features wooden walls, floors, and beams, as well as a new roof and skylights. Light and warm, the contemporary additions make the home better lit and insulated, transforming the unused barn into an eco-friendly and comfortable abode.

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Holly

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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