When it comes to stunning natural backdrops filled with lakes, glaciers, the stunning sight of Alps all around, it really does not get a whole lot better than the dreamy and magical setting of Sils im Engadin in Switzerland. It is here that one finds a beautiful, sensible and contemporary renovation of a barn house that offers a marvelous window into the breathtaking landscape it sits in. Dubbed House AR by Ruinelli Associati Architetti, this is a transformation that combines the classic with the modern without ever seeming out of place.

Classic exterior of the old barn house is left intact despite the modern interior

Concrete, solid oak and gray walls shape a beautiful living roomCustom contemporary fireplace design with textural beautyCustom dining room decor with a dash of redModern kitchen in gray with wooden finishes and a hint of exposed concreteSculptural staircase in oak with wooden handrail and copper railingModern bedroom in gray with light oak accentsColorful modern bathroom with standalone bathtub in yellowExposed timber beams give the attic home office a great and unique ambianceFabulus and cozy home workspace with an original oak deskPlastered exterior walls and smart windows transform the old structure into a beautiful homeWonderful use of window to bring in natural light and to offer lovely views of the snow-covered slopes outsideFormer barn house in village sqaure turned into a lovely contemporary home in Sils im Engadin, Switzerland

The white, plastered exterior not only allows the home to blend into the snowy slopes around it, but also improve the insulation of the structure and ensure that the interior remains toasty warm during the frigid winter months. The original barn-styled roof structure was retained to preserve the traditional vibe while the interior is draped in light gray, neutral hues and filled with comfy, modern décor to present a contrasting picture. Even the ceiling with its cool, white plaster and beeswax finish adds to the polished appeal while large windows bring the scenic outdoors inside.

Plastered exterior walls and smart windows transform the old structure into a beautiful home

Wonderful use of window to bring in natural light and to offer lovely views of the snow-covered slopes outside

Concrete, solid oak and gray walls shape a beautiful living room

Custom contemporary fireplace design with textural beauty

Custom dining room decor with a dash of red

Modern kitchen in gray with wooden finishes and a hint of exposed concrete

Sculptural staircase in oak with wooden handrail and copper railing

It is fascinating to see the blend of contrasting textures throughout the home with specific features such as the fireplace wall and kitchen counter in concrete, lovely oak finishes and even exposed timber beams coming together seamlessly. A sculptural staircase with wooden handrail, copper railings leads to the top level with plush bedrooms and other private spaces. Colorful bathrooms and a series of space-savvy home offices complete a stupendous makeover that seems like the perfect holiday destination and a dream home for those seeking to escape into the heart of Alps! [Photography: Ralph Feiner]

Modern bedroom in gray with light oak accents

Colorful modern bathroom with standalone bathtub in yellow

Spacious modern bathroom in blue

Exposed timber beams give the attic home office a great and unique ambiance

Fabulus and cozy home workspace with an original oak desk

Inviting and stylish barn house renovation with bespoke decor

Light gray shapes the interior of the revamped barn home in Switzerland

Former barn house in village sqaure turned into a lovely contemporary home in Sils im Engadin, Switzerland

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