Historic Barn Addition and Remodeling

This residence in South Bend, Indiana is an addition and remodeling to a historic structure. The building’s location in a flood plain, along a creek, required a more calculated design process to secure required permits and approvals for work to proceed. The building was constructed as a barn in 1880 and moved to its current site in the 1930’s. Features of the existing home include a vaulted ceiling in the Great Roof, exposed heavy timber construction and a loft area leading to the upper floor bedrooms. Leaded-glass windows, plaster wall finishes and a massive masonry fireplace also add character to the existing space. To compliment the historic nature of the existing home, the new addition was designed to match. The new design calls for the existing annex to be torn down, to make room for a two-story addition, which will include a new family room, study, guest bedroom and master suite upstairs. Other interior spaces will be renovated, including the kitchen, laundry and bath.