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The Ultimate Sports Barn

Where Rustic Charm Meets Modern Elegance
By Davitt Design Build

Set on a 7.5 acre horse farm in pastoral North Stonington, CT, this newly renovated horse barn was converted into an open and spacious sports barn with an updated modern farmhouse aesthetic.

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The clients wanted a space for entertainment that was separate from the main home on the property while maintaining the beautiful pastoral setting. The original structure, built in 1985, was a seven-stall stable with full tack room, electricity, water, and full hayloft. While transforming the stable into the clients' dream entertainment space, Davitt was careful to reclaim as much of the original structure as possible to incorporate into the finished space. The Davitt team deconstructed the barn, salvaging what they could of the hickory wood from the horse stalls so they could merge the old history and charm of the original barn with the client's vision of a new modern and fresh design.

The exterior of the barn seamlessly melds together the pastoral landscape with the natural rough sawn pine board siding. The open cupola was updated and restored and now provides a touch of natural light in the interior, while giving that classic barn look on the exterior.

Inside boasts over 1500 square feet of open living space and features a fully equipped kitchen, loft, full bathroom, and laundry room. The luxury kitchen draws on natural elements and rustic accents including the exposed wood beams, antique copper sink, open shelving, and custom cabinetry. Flowing directly into the great room you'll find a large farm dining table with ample seating, perfect for dinner parties, holiday gatherings, and game nights. With the wood that was salvaged, Davitt handcrafted the interior doors and accent gable wall that provides a beautiful focal point in the main living space.

From a deteriorating horse barn to a modern, open, and spacious luxury sports barn, this space was transformed into the clients' dream hangout spot for friends and family. The clients are thrilled that Davitt was able to take their vision and give the barn new life and purpose while maintaining the charm, character, and history of the property.