A rural retreat offers the Luchini family a place to mix antique finds with modern furniture.
At first glance, Adrian Luchini’s country house, on 40 acres in Godfrey, looks like nothing more than an outbuilding on a modern farm. But once you enter through the steel door, you find that the interior is anything but ordinary. Built over an old pole barn, the house, with its wood roof, balloon frame, and vinyl siding on plywood, is primitive in character but contemporary in construction.
“From the outside, it looks like a new building, but on the inside, it’s the old barn,” says Adrian, the Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture at Washington University. “The reason for this was to protect the old structure, which I thought was quite beautiful and full of history.”
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