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On the market: The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

The word ‘barn’ usually conjures up something rural, ancient and generally wood-based. Not so The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

Ok, it looks pretty rural, not least because you have 7.69 acres of meadowland to play with, but ancient it most certainly isn’t. This place actually dates from 1992. Not sure there is a lot of wood going on here either.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

According to the agent’s details, this place was ‘the inspiration of’ neo-modernist architect Richard Meier, with the plans drawn up by Beinfield Wagner Architects, winning the latter a design award in the process. Hardly surprising when you see the end product.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

It is a stunning piece of work. Yes, it does look like some kind of modernist born, but it also has something of an industrial feel about it from the outside, with the interior hinting at modernism from the first half of the 20th century.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

This is also a building with real impact internally too. Check out those floor to ceiling windows, all the more special when you take into account the double height ceiling in the main reception room.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

That main reception also has a marble hearth fireplace, while the ‘gallery-like’ great room leads to a large flagstone patio, which is ideal for entertaining. Also on this ground floor is a study, kitchen and half bathroom.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

Head upstairs for the master bedroom suite with balcony, walk-in dressing area and bathroom, along with two additional bedrooms and a bathroom.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

There is also a ‘lower level’ too, said to be perfect for an artist studio or workout / playroom.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

Outside you will find all of that land, as well as a two-car garage.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

More images on the agent’s site if you want to see more. If you want to buy the place, $1,100,000 is the asking price.

Images and details courtesy of Zillow. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA
The Modern Barn in Lyme, Connecticut, USA

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