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Turning an old barn that was intended for horses into a state-of-the-art family home is no easy feat. Doing so in an environmentally responsible manner with an impressive aesthetic to match, poses an even greater challenge. Yet, all of these goals were met during this incredibly remarkable project. The objective was to transform a 1920s concrete barn that had been in the client’s family for eighty years into a custom home, while keeping the exterior similar to the original structure and incorporating as many existing elements as possible. Clearly, Mike Serrao, general manager and owner of Malbec Homes & Renovations in Calgary, Alberta, who was responsible for the design and construction, was up to the task of the complex transformation that resulted in a 3,600-square-foot residence on over two acres of land.