Project Name: Party Barn
Architect: James Dixon
Location: Ghent, New York

Since 1999, Architect James Dixon has been successfully transforming and designing high-end residential homes throughout the United States and Europe. As a member of the American Institute of Architects and U.S. Green Building Council, James provides LEED-Accredited design services to his clients. In one of his unique projects, he took an abandoned old barn and transformed it into a Party Barn where homeowners can entertain family and guests. He says, “Our clients loved the old barn on their property, but it had been neglected for decades. Instead of lifting the structure and replacing the foundation, we carefully disassembled, re-sited and reconfigured the barn on a hill behind their home.”

James replaced the traditional barn sliders with a NanaWall folding glass wall system (SL70) to seamlessly connect the barn to the outdoors, which brings in additional lighting and fresh air. Far from a standard barn, this structure includes two full baths, a bedroom, kitchen, recreation space and a multi-car garage, allowing it to be used as a private guest house when needed.

Even though this barn is used for entertainment purposes, if you have a barn that is used to house livestock and for storing crops, a NanaWall system can be used to completely open up the barn to provide large and easy entry/exits for all of your animals. In the comments section below, share your thoughts with us about this project. If this were your barn, what would you do differently? What do you like about this project?

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