Inspired by yesterday, empowered by tomorrow: Our Award-Winning Modern Barn

The Modern Barn

Occupying a petite corner block in the Adelaide Hills, this scandi-style Modern Barn may be on a small block of land, but with the quiet cul-de-sac positioning and 100-year-old gum trees surrounding it, it feels worlds away.

This home? Was one that we (Aaron & Susie) went through the A-Z to create. Maximising both southern and western frontages, the Modern Barn is a balanced blend of bold exterior design elements and classic textures. Teaming striking charcoal grey and warm recycled brickwork, this home would be befitting on Scandinavian acreage. Yet here it is, in a quiet pocket of the Adelaide Hills, on land that we loved right from the first moment we laid eyes on it.

This home is one of our proudest achievements to date. Why? Because we knew from the beginning that we wanted this home to be one-in-a-million. We wanted to create a design that challenged traditions, yet fit seamlessly into the suburban landscape. Using the land as our canvas, we wanted to create an understated masterpiece. And that? Is exactly what we did.

Seeing our ideas bloom into actuality, and seeing renowned industry figures see the value that we see? It’s a feeling without words.

From land to lifestyle

It’s difficult to walk past the Modern Barn and not have your head turned. The vertical James Hardie Stria cladding punctuated the home’s exterior with eye-catching shadow work. The pavilion-style design of the home translates to 3 separate wings, connected by hallways, giving overnight guests the privacy of their very own wing.

The stylish blend of contemporary boldness and subtle femininity greets you in the entryway, and flows through the rest of the home, always balancing these contrasting styles seamlessly and effortlessly. It’s earthy, soft, bold, and gentle. All at once.

Blush pink basins. Solid timber vanities. Herringbone engineered timber flooring, and the star of the show – the marble tiled entrance floor.

But the element that makes this home extraordinary? The element that has earned it pride of place in the pages and in the programs of the renowned Home Beautiful, Adore Home Magazine, and Open Homes Australia? Is that the Modern Barn leaves no detail left behind. Having taken care of every element from start-to-finish, this home showcases our passion for creating homes with a heartbeat.

The details

  • Nestled in the centre of the U-shaped home – a private courtyard for lounging in the sunshine.
  • A 6m high recycled brick fireplace, framed by large aluminium windows.
  • The main pavilion is home to 5.5m raked ceilings and V-groove panelling, a stylish architectural twist.

Highlight windows run through the main living space

Words from Susie

“This little house is just the gift that keeps on giving.

From pushing the boundaries of our imaginations in the design phase, to seeing these ideas evolve into actuality in the construction phase, the design and build journey for this home? was extraordinary.

Aaron and I were lucky enough to spend some time in this home as guests and experience the synergy of liveability and beauty. To us, knowing that it’s as practical to live in as it is to look at feels truly satisfying.

Over the years, The Modern Barn has gained plenty of recognition in the industry, and to see the words ‘award-winning’ in front of our Modern Barn has been the icing on the cake for us. It’s been featured in the pages of renowned publications. Given segments on the small screen. And most importantly – has enhanced the landscape of our hometown. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve created and are delighted to share it with the world”