House of the Week: An Eco-Friendly Family Retreat Built with Reclaimed Materials

Restoration Hardware Brickmaker’s coffee table and sofas from Lee Industries.

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.

Built with pieces from an approximately 130-year-old barn, this modern Wisconsin dwelling was by far this week’s most popular house tour.