Architect Adam Kalkin decided to place a massive airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse years ago, as he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage, simile to “a ship in a bottle type of thing”. Introducing “Bunny Lane”. A conventional Butler aircraft hangar was placed around the original small home, while at one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, there’s a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. These all-glass rooms peer down on the original home and a small “piazza”. Continue reading for two more video tours and additional images.
“It’s got kind of an urban roofscape thing, I always like seeing roofs. You get that feeling like you get sometimes in New York…You know just because you’re in the country – I want to recall urban experiences – why can’t you recall urban experiences in a house in the country,” said Kalkin.