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An architect found a brilliant way to make his family's home bigger by building a house within a house

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Bunny Lane

Architect and artist Adam Kalkin has an expansive imagination, and he wanted to extend this creativity when building his family home to make it feel bigger. 

After purchasing a historic 1880s farmhouse in 2001, Kalkin found a brilliant and unconventional way to add more space to his home: by hanging a modern airplane hangar over the entire home.

Here's what the house-within-a-house looks like.

Located in New Jersey, Kalkin's one-of-a-kind home is called "Bunny Lane."

When Kalkin first bought the 1880s farmhouse, he wanted to redesign it in a new way.

"In this case, the approach was not 'How can I modify this? How can I destroy this?'," he explained. "In my case, it was 'how do you encapsulate it?'"



The home is made of three parts: an airplane hangar, concrete-glass container, and antique farmhouse.

Kalkin added and removed pieces of the farmhouse to create the eclectic home.

"All of these together creates a conversation with each other," Kalkin said. "No one thing stands alone; it’s about the relationships and spaces between things.”



The airplane hangar encapsulates the historic farmhouse.

 

 



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