This sleek minamilist barn was designed and built by award-winning designer Angela Patterson in 2006 for the CEO of a major fashion house. Sleek and minimalist in its design, this ideal country exemplifies Le Corbusier's dictum that a residence should be "a machine for living"—providing a utilitarian combination of open-plan living and private spaces. As a country retreat, the spacious home is both thoroughly modern and respectful of its rural surroundings.

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