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Former horse barn repurposed into modern guest suite

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Built on the property of a larger home in Phoenix, Arizona, The Construction Zone turned a former horse barn into a modern steel and glass guest suite. Other than some basic structure, though, the home has been done over so thoroughly that it’s hard to tell that it’s not an entirely new construction. Most of the surface of the house is done in glass window walls, leading out onto a large patio with space for entertaining. This allows the house to be used while not occupied as an impromptu living space for hosting guests, with direct access to the property’s amenities. The remaining architecture of the house is mostly concrete in form, dividing each room and providing support for the roof. The photo above shows a path from the main house leading to the guest house.

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View of the patio, bocce ball court and guest house. Adaptive reuse of a former horse barn into a modern glass and steel guest suite.

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Inside, the floorplan is completely open, with only a single formal interior doorway (leading into the bathroom). The entire house is sectioned into four areas, allowing maximum usage of its 1,425 square feet of floorspace. A combination of built-in features and decor cues define each open-form room within the glass and concrete walls, allowing free flow between areas without a loss of identity for each. The glass wall from the front is limited to half-height at the rear, giving plenty of natural light without compromising on privacy. The home is very open and airy in feel, but still provides practical lodgings for a visiting couple.

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View of the interior kitchenette and dining.

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View of the bedroom details featuring custom steel windows and doors fabricated by the architects.

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View of the open hall between the interior spaces. Cast in place concrete walls from the former stalls separate the living spaces.

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View of the bath with marble tile and mirror from Customatic.

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View of the exterior fire feature custom fabricated by the architects.

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View of the east entry featuring steel entry door custom fabricated by the architects.

Photos: Bill Timmerman

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