Last weekend we offered you sanctuary with 13 churches turned into homes, and this week we’re continuing the conversion theme by looking at another popular repurposing project, this time of the barn-to-residential variety.

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Maxwan Architects designed this contemporary loft shown from an old barn in the Netherlands. The floating stairs are definitely a step up from a rickety ladder leaning against a pile of hay bales.

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Amazingly, this luxury apartment in West London used to be a stable. Man, those horses must have been living large.

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From AR Design Studios, this stable was once the home of the 1946 Grand National horse race winner ‘Lovely Cottage.’ As you can see, it is now a lovely home.

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The milk-white walls and floors of this Roxbury, Connecticut home pay homage to its previous occupants: dairy cows.

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Yay or nay (as in horses) to this loft-style barn conversion from The Anderson Orr Partnership?

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Skylights are a nice touch.

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This warm and cozy conversion by SHED Architects makes use of all the original barn materials, including the large wooden doorways.

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Those ceilings are so high we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the space was once a stable for giraffes (it wasn’t).

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From Seattle-based architect Don Frothingham, this open concept three-bedroom home on Washington’s Bainbridge Island was once a dairy barn.

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Also a former home to milking cows, this five-bedroom unit by London-based Skene Catling De Le Peña now features layered oak and laminated float glass, which filters light in and out of the home.

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