Renovated barns make great homes and gathering spaces.
by China DeSpain
Categories: Lifestyle.
Photo: Houzz.com, Inhabitat.com, Cumbu.com

Barns. They’re not just for livestock any more. Once strictly a farm feature, barns are taking on new life these days: the classic structures are undergoing fancy revamps to become homes and gathering places.

With this in mind, we sought out some of our favorite barn redesigns around the globe. Owned by everyone from average Americans to European royalty, and running the gamut from rustic to modern to solar paneled, these nine designs are elegant examples of what a great architect and a little imagination can create.

Behold: 9 amazing barns that aren’t, well, barns:

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About China DeSpain

China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain

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