My Houzz: Rustic Meets Refined in a Converted Ohio Barn
For the exterior of the home, Franklin chose a deep charcoal grey which elevates the barn to a more modern aesthetic. The pairing of a standing-seam metal roof lends to the simplicity of the design without abandoning its utilitarian roots.
Part of the overall design objective of Franklin's plans called for recycling and reusing as much of the barn's original materials as possible. He executed this outside by creating planters out of barn stone left over from renovation.
photo by: Tim Franklin