Michael and Nea Poole of Poole & Poole Architecture didn’t know their drive past a picturesque local cornfield would lead to a building project of their own. But the old barn they discovered just spoke to them, and they decided to restore it and turn it into a one-of-a-kind home. For help, they turned to Scott Smith, founder of Portico Classic Homes in Richmond, Virginia.
The team’s plan blended modern and existing with a focus on letting in as much light as possible. Smith chose JELD-WEN for the structure’s large doors and its 96 windows, collaborating on customized products that beautifully aligned with the Pooles’ lifestyle and their bold aesthetic vision.