Farmhouse In a Hangar: NJ Modern Home Creates a World Within

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When architect Adam Kalkin placed a huge airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse, he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage: “it’s kind of a ship in a bottle type of thing”.

image/text credit: Kirsten Dirksen

He also hoped to continue to reimagine our idea of home: his Push-Button Home is a pop-up house in a shipping container; and other Quik House is an affordable.

Rapidly-deployable shipping container home.Solar House is an A-frame of nothing but solar panels and shipping containers.

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With his “Bunny Lane” home, Kalkin assembled a conventional Butler aircraft hangar around the original small home, but that is only a part of the story.

At one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, Kalkin created a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. A kind of modern treehouse, this all-glass wall of rooms peers down on the original home and a small “piazza” or “town square”.

VIAKirsten Dirksen
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