This Bucks County, Pa. country estate was purchased in 2017 and the new owners wanted to add additional guest accommodations to the magnificent property. Of historical significance, the farmhouse and outbuildings had been constructed of native stone in 1781. Replete with English gardens and understated beauty, the additional accommodations had to work in concert with the historic fieldstone architecture and fit the understated elegance that defined the property as a whole. The owners chose an aging set of stables and the barn above as the canvas on which to paint the new guest rooms. With a very specific vision in mind and acting as their own general contractor, the owners contacted the polishing contractor directly for advice and to help carry out the simple elegance that is the hallmark of the original structure.

The polishing contractor worked extensively with the owner and the concrete contractor in knitting polished concrete into the project; the resulting building exceeded the owner’s wildest expectations. Extensive hand edging was required by the polishing contractor throughout the rehabilitation of the structure as both the original historic columns and stone interior walls would remain as an integral part of the restoration and completed apartment. Additionally, the owner chose wide plank wood flooring and an inset barn-wood feature that would become part of the finished floor. Though of modest size the Bucks County Country Chic Barn renovation was deep in scope and required exquisite craftsmanship to match the surrounding property. The completed barn apartment showcases both the beautiful history of the structure while defining the latest trends in residential construction.