The Applebarn Studio

The before and after plans of the Applebarn Studio
The before and after plans of the Applebarn Studio

Over 20 years ago while on a run down one of my regular routes I came across a small sign in front of a house. I was always aware of this house and it’s lengthy frontage along the road. I had run past this location hundreds of times and admired the yard but never really gave it much thought.  The sign was a “For Sale” sign. It was an obvious for sale by a private party.

I stopped, stared over the fence that guarded the properties front, and wondered. The house was an older Greek Revival style, nice enough, the yard was in need of work then, I noticed a small structure towards the rear and side of the property. Could this structure become an office location for my architectural firm?

Long story short here (to be posted in a future post) that little structure did in fact become the location of my office. It also ultimately received an Honor Award from AIA (American Institute of Architects) for it’s design. The only such award from the AIA to recognize design excellence in all of Novi.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

Cross Section of the Applebarn Studio
Cross Section of the Applebarn Studio
Front entry to the Applebarn Studio
Front entry to the Applebarn Studio
Exterior of the Applebarn Studio
Exterior of the Applebarn Studio
Applebarn in the winter
Applebarn in the winter
Looking from the wood burner stove in the Studio, back towards the reception/entry area.
Looking from the wood burner stove in the Studio, back towards the reception/entry area.
Entry to the Conference Room
Entry to the Conference Room
View from desk space towards wood burner.
View from desk space towards wood burner.
Exposed wood trusses and defining angled wall.
Exposed wood trusses and defining angled wall.

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