A celebration of a Remodelista favorite: traditional sliding barn doors artfully used in interiors.
Whether they're new or reclaimed, barn doors lend their rustic, practical sensibility to a space. They save room but are not tucked away like pocket doors, making a virtue out of their rugged beams and industrious hardware.
N.B.: See our post on Hardware: Barn Door Fittings for door hanging options.
Above: A San Francisco entryway by Feldman Architecture.
Above: A black sliding barn door in the entry hall of a TriBeCa Loft by Schappacher White Architects. Photograph by Jason Lindberg.
Above: A bright barn door by Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor. Photograph by Aaron Farley for Paper Magazine.
Above: Sliding barn doors at the Los Poblanos Historic Inn reference the compound's agricultural origins.
Above: A rustic barn door in a lake house designed by Birmingham, Alabama–based Studio C Architecture.
Above: With a simple Shaker sensibility, this sliding barn door divides the dining and play spaces at the Seesaw Cafe in San Francisco.
Above: A leather handle used on a barn door by Alchemy Architects.
Above: An oversized reclaimed barn door in a studio by Patrick Davis Design.
Above: A bathroom alcove with interior sliding doors by Max Levy Architect.
Above: Barn doors in the Vermont home of the founder of Oughton Limited Bags.
Above: A sliding barn door conceals a home office in a project by Greene Partners.
Above: The door to a bedroom in a Mill Valley, California home by Artistic Designs for Living.
Above: Furniture maker Cliff Spencer crafts barn doors from reclaimed wine-barrel oak.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 18, 2010 as part of our European Sensibilities issue.