Sullivan House • Private Residence • Worthington, Ohio • Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Utilizing minimalist aesthetics to create a simple and honest design, this private residence is located high above a deep ravine on a three-acre wooded suburban lot. Formally referencing the farm structures common to the area in the early 19th-century, the house has a pair of opposing, gabled barn-like structures, simple in form with a heavy timber oak structure. Large expanses of glass not only create an airy design showcasing the wooden landscape, but also exposes the interior timber columns and beams within the main living areas. To stay true to the minimalist, agrarian aesthetic Shou Sugi Ban, a charred Douglas fir material akin to a centuries old hickory, was used to clad the two main structures of the house.