Guest barn conversion provides heavenly escape in Sun Valley, Idaho


Miller-Roodell Architects is responsible for the creation of this stunning guest barn conversion situated on two-acres on the East Fork River of Sun Valley, Idaho. Spruce and aspen trees, cottage gardens and native wildflowers surround the Barn, which boasts mesmerizing vistas of the snow-capped Pioneer Mountains. With a large swimming pond occupied by water lilies, rushes and grasses, ducks, geese, rainbow trout and other wildlife, the property is peaceful, private and incredibly beautiful.

This 2,300 square foot dwelling gains it’s character from aged barn wood, rusted metal and turn-of-the-century Vermont post and beam. The owner came to the architects after following their work in a variety of publications. Although a small project, this wished for this residence to have personality and charm. This guest barn is insulated using SIPS panels.

NEED TO KNOW: This guest barn could be all yours for a tranquil getaway, as it is available for rent at Winton-Marsh.


Great care, time and expense were made to buff out the Barn with vintage and aged reclaimed materials showing off wonderful patinas and colors only time can produce. The building core is constructed of new, high-tech engineered framing and structural steel, super effective blown-in insulation and other state-of-the-art materials not visible inside or out.


The Barn’s skin was put together using wood cedar shingles, Harlowton moss rock, copper gutters & flashings, authentic antique vertical barnwood siding, rusted corrugated metal, worn & battered rafter tails, lookouts, fascia and soffit boards all weathered by 150 years of wind, rain and sun. Vernacular architecture, sensitive design, highly skilled craftsmen and gifted carpenters created this jewel that is simple, romantic and stunning.


What We Love: This guest barn conversion offers a charming place to enjoy the wonderment of nature, offering an abundance of outdoor activities. Soaring ceilings add a bright and airy feel to this rustic space, while large windows frame captivating views that will leave you feeling awe-struck. We are loving the lofted bedroom and the feeling of tranquility that this guest home has to offer. When can we come for a visit?

Tell Us: What do you think, would this be your idea of the ultimate escape to get away from it all? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of our favorite home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects: Mountain lodge with a Norwegian influence captures the Rocky Mountains and Rustic mountain retreat nestled in the Bridger Mountain foothills.







Photos: Courtesy of Miller-Roodell Architects

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