Tobacco Barn Studio Renovation
This old tobacco curing barn is at least as old as the farmhouse that my family lives in, which is pretty old, going on a hundred years. The barn faces the house diagonally from the other side of the pecan trees that generously shade out backyard yard in summertime. Over the years the barn has served as a storage shed for lawn furniture, a clubhouse to rowdy teenage boys, and a cool napping spot for my cat. In August of 2013, I decided to renovate the barn to become my private studio, a room of my own. Working with Matthew Cronheim of Arrowhead Designs and carpenters Andy Pitre and Trey Weaver, along with critical input from architect Lee Ledbetter, the process took almost a year. This short stop-motion animation shows the evolution of the facade as it was transformed from barn to studio. Photographs of the interior renovation may be seen here.