Barns as Art

One of a kind Luxury barns for commercial farms, equestrians,
and organizations

A horse barn in Florida demands considerable shelter from heavy rain, hot sun, and secure shelter from severe weather. The barn has been designed with deep overhangs on all sides, and large exterior stall openings to provide ample shade and ventilation. Storm shutters have been designed to slide into place in the event of a tropical storm. The primary building materials are masonry walls, metal roofing and wood shutters and trim. (Blackburn Architects) Located on a hillside seventeen acre ranch in Del Mar, California, this small six stall stable has been designed to respond to the severe site conditions of steep slopes, large setbacks, and building height restrictions. The curvilinear roof provides opportunities to maximize light and ventilation while minimizing the overall building height. (Blackburn Architects)
Located on 3 acres in Woodside, CA, the site was severely restricted by local zoning codes that were designed to protect and preserve the natural aesthetic beauty of the Woodside community. The building height was limited to 24 feet and the buildable area was restricted by setbacks, an existing drainage rights of way that bisected the property and existing vegetation that could be disturbed.

The barn was designed to fit the California rustic style common to the Woodside area. The owners wanted to keep the barn simple using natural wood, heavy timber framing and a stone exterior and detail similar to their private residence. (Blackburn Architects)

Morven Stud, a thoroughbred operation begun in the early 20th century, is situated on a pastoral pre-revolutionary War estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. Abandoned in the 1970ís, the barns fell into severe disrepair.

We were asked to breathe new life into the farm by replacing the existing barns with three new barns reminiscent of farm buildings indigenous to the Virginia Blue Ridge (Blackburn Architects)

Based on the architecture of Virginia's hunt country, (Upperville, VA) the barns at Heronwood Farm feature field stone and stucco exteriors, continuous ridge skylights, heavy timber oak framing and an innovative vertical ventilation.

Program: Yearling and broodmare barns, isolation barns, maintenance / hay storage buildings, covered round pen, run-in sheds, farm manager's residence, farm office, staff housing, and an addition to the main house. (Blackburn Architects)

This new private equestrian facility is designed in a French Colonial style in Brandon, FL, similar to an adjacent owner residence. The barn features stucco wall finishes on the interior and exterior, heavy timber framing, wood decking and a barrel tile roof. The generous use of dormers provides abundant natural light at the barn stalls and aisle. The barn features perimeter louvered vents located both below the roof overhang and along the roof ridge, providing continuous vertical ventilation of the barn.

Program: 14 stall barn for hunters, jumpers and polo ponies; a guest residence, groomís apartment, and service / storage facilities. (Blackburn Architects)

In Versailles, Kentucky, one of Kentuckyís leading commercial thoroughbred operations, Laneís End Farm expanded significantly between 1985 and 1990. Following a design analysis of area architecture, we began the first phase of construction with new brood mare and foaling barns. The barns feature an innovative, vertical ventilation system. The second phase followed with two new yearling barns and a 24 stall stallion complex, which contains a visitor reception area, breeding and show facilities.

Program: Major expansion of thoroughbred facilities for a 2,000 acre horse farm. (Blackburn Architects)

October Hill Farm rests on 218 acres of gently rolling Texas prairie west of Fort Worth, in Hudson Oaks, along the South Fork of the Trinity River. Primarily in the business of breeding warm bloods and sport horses, the farmís master plan features a number of new structures and paddock areas, including a main 20 stall barn and service / storage complex, a large indoor riding arena, and an upscale stallion barn complex with separate A1 breeding facilities.

Program: New 218 acre farm with 20 stall and 4 stall stallion barns, indoor arena, service / storage complex and covered Equi-ciser. (Blackburn Architects)

Dallas Metro Great Area, Texas, barn. in Argyle, Texas.  

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