6 Homes Built with Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Custom white oak table made from reclaimed barn wood.

With the help of Chicago-based architecture and planning firm Northworks, a family of four brought its vision of a sustainable and hardy modern barn to fruition. The newly constructed 4,500-square-foot weekend home, located in southwest Wisconsin, stands next to the footprint of a dilapidated barn that came with the property. The barn was disassembled by Northworks and the resulting materials were used to create custom furniture and details such as the home’s limestone hearth and retaining wall near its pool.

The white oak dining room table—made from the original barn’s horse stalls—was a DIY projects completed by the homeowners’ friend. A design from The Rug Company, made from patches of old rugs, sits under the table.