Alchemists live in the Midwest and we love barns. This house takes all its clues from the 19th century barns still dotting the prairie, but updates them for the 21st Century. It features Barn siding (painted pine installed to allow for breathing and rain screen properties) with light filtering through a few, large openings. Inside, a sleeping loft above, and bedrooms below fit the needs of the owners. There is also interior Barn Space, an open, two-story room with two volumes inserted within. One in steel, the other in ash strips, they provide under-and over-spaces like a hayloft, and provide flex office/guest space.