Located in Chileno Valley, California, the 160-acre Hupomone Ranch is home to an incredibly modernist barn house that sits in striking contrast to the adjacent rural landscape. Left uncultivated for nearly 30 years, the land has now been restored by a young family of five. The new house, designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, is a reflection of the owner’s passion for farming and simple, uncomplicated living.
The barn’s long, continuous shape seems to bear resemblance with the gently-rolling meadows and hills surrounding it. Furthermore, its minimalist design is clearly reminiscent of the simplicity of rustic lifestyle. Large windows line the building on all sides, thus allowing sunlight to stream in, without being obstructed. The living room features a stunning glazed facade that offers uninterrupted views of the outdoors. Situated on each side of the house are a bedroom and a kitchen, with sliding glass doors opening directly onto the neighboring garden.
The interiors boast an amazing contemporary decor, with the pristine white walls creating an almost ethereal visual effect. In addition to the barn home, there is an in-ground pool and a beautiful outdoor kitchen to cater for parties and family gatherings. According to the architects, the house was designed as a certified LEED Platinum structure, and features a number of impressive eco-friendly credentials, including passive heating and cooling based on thermal mass and efficient insulation as well as solar and photovoltaic array.
Interior design was done by Erin Martin, while Lutsko Associates was responsible for the landscaping. To know about Turnbull Griffin Haeslook Architects, visit the firm’s official website.