New River Bank Barn

Leesburg, Virginia

Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Loudoun County, this renovated historic bank barn at River Farm is host to receptions, parties, and festivities for a family and their special guests. Originally built in the late 1800s, Blackburn Architects preserved much of the structure but reclad it in SIPs panels and new board-and-batten skin. The existing corncrib was converted into a sundeck with views of the horse farm to the west. The northeast facade was replaced with floor-to-ceiling glass, providing panoramic views of the Potomac from the main floor and loft. The project received an AIA Merit Award in Historic Resources and Southern Living Magazine’s Home Award in Historic Restoration.