House in the country - an original shape and consistent colours of barn house.
Some might be delighted by its simplicity, and the others by harmonious proportions. More and more Poles opt for a house in the country, and the most fashionable house is barn house.
What distinguishes it from other houses is: an original shape and consistent colours. All because it is supposed to bring to mind buildings moved from an old village to contemporary times and, secondly, to blend into the surrounding buildings as much as possible.
A simple, expressive and rough body. Single-storey, close to the ground, with a gable roof. In other words: compact form and simple shapes. An inseparable element of barn house are its huge gates - after renovation they become an original building decoration - and absence of any stairs (if possible).
All this makes the exterior of the building appear to be small in size, but the interior surprises by the amount of free space - all that thanks to high ceilings.
Natural colours are predominant - resulting from the type of materials used: mostly brick, often after demolition, or concrete. What is important, exterior walls are not generally plastered and smoothened, highlighting their original texture. Roughness and coolness in reception is subdued with wooden elements - these can be found most often in window frames or in decorations (it also refers to the "rural" character).
Barn house is very atmospheric - it clearly emphasizes strong links to traditional rural buildings and refers to old buildings and rural areas in the area (usually the local tradition is the starting point). The assumption is one: it cannot dominate the landscape, has to be barely visible.
However, this is not the only option - modern facades and huge glass spaces (even on the gable wall), which provide access to the interior and optically enlarge the space, are also welcome. This way a boundary between the building and the garden can be blurred.
Other solutions? Putting on minimalism, i.e. wood facade most frequently used in (another reference to the "rural" character) combination with pastel grey or - much more often - ascetic white. It’s fresh and timeless.