The owners bought this barn and contracted with me for the design, dismantle and reconstruction of it on their property on Madeline Island. After securing it against collapse it was redesigned to be lowered 4 ft while the loft floor was raised the same distance allowing it to become the new guest house barn/garage. One of the design goals was anti-postal (ie remove as many posts as possible). To that end a log truss was designed to remove the posts in the great room and the balcony was suspended by steel rods off the gable end. Character and detail was added by the exposed distressed concrete walls, sliding barn doors and the diagonal sheathing.