The Paragon Project was a ground-up custom post & beam barn designed to provide our clients with a new space for both entertaining and working on projects.
One of the biggest challenges for this project was unstable soil. The entire foundation had to be set on piers drilled 30 feet deep. The posts and beams are Douglas fir. Each beam was moved up a ladder system and set by hand. Crafted in the state of Washington, the main doors are made of Clear Vertica Grain (CVG) Douglas fir with a custom patina-finish metal panel. Each door measures 5.5 feet by 11 feet tall. The interior paneling was whitewash stained to maintain brightness.
Marvin windows are used throughout the structure, and remote-controlled clerestory windows provide added ventilation. All electrical wiring was hidden by drilling through beams and channels. The standing-seam metal roofing boasts a long lifespan and complements the metal panels of the main doors.
A radiant-heating system is incorporated throughout the structural interior slab. With closed-cell spray foam, dense-packed cellulose and a high-efficiency boiler for heating and domestic water, we were able to build one of the most energy-efficient barns in the area.
Architect + Interior Design: Nicholas Borrell – Healing Home