This barn was originally built circa 1840 and is known to have been a station on the Underground Railroad. The barn was adapted for re-use, on its original site, to a contemporary dwelling. The goal was to save, restore and reuse as many original materials as possible — and preserve the inherent qualities of light and space that the old barn encompassed. The original post and beam structure, wood cladding and foundation stones were all re-used in the new design.
Inside, the space is open except for a freestanding assembly of translucent fiberglass and wood elements that enclose the bathroom. Sleeping lofts are hung from the original structure. The barn has been retrofitted with a high-efficiency pellet boiler and solar thermal panels send hot water through the in-floor heating system. 

The bath house is situated on the original chicken coop foundation and is an auxiliary building to the Delaware River House. This structure responds to its agricultural origins by using the traditional cylindrical silo form. The bath house has a sauna, bathing area, and bathroom on the lower level and a studio/guest room on the upper level. The structure is constructed from century-old redwood salvaged from the traditional New York City rooftop water tanks that silhouette the skyline.

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