A converted 16th-century barn in Riga`s old town

This home in the Old Town of Riga, Latvia, is a former barn dating to the 16th century that was converted into a single-family home in late 2012. Over the centuries, the three-story medieval barn, with a partial fourth story, was also used as a warehouse; it has a large wooden wheel in the attic used to convey items up and down.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot home, which has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, is part of a complex that includes two other buildings, also renovated in recent years but separately owned.

The home, of red brick with a plastered facade, sits on a lot of about 0.10 acre, currently used as a small terrace with off-street parking, which is rare in Riga’s Old Town. Arturs Lapins was the architect who handled restoration of the buildings’ historic elements.

The main entrance to the home is through a gate off cobblestone Troksnu Street, said Ilze Mazurenko, a Responsible Broker and the Member of the Board of Baltic Sotheby’s International Realty, who has the listing. The house was renovated “according to all the rules and regulations of the government,” Ms. Mazurenko said, including restoring metal crosses and wooden arched shutters found on the facade.

Potted plants surround a terrace leading to the traditional green arched front door, which opens to a foyer with a staircase and elevator. Beyond is a spacious open living and dining room with a working wood-burning fireplace with a marble surround. Exposed oak beams adorn the ceilings. Beyond the living room is a kitchen, with wood painted cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast bar and high-end appliances.

Most floors are oak, while some rooms, including the kitchen, have brick floors. Furniture is included in the home’s asking price.

The second floor has a master-bedroom suite, with a living area, a chess room and a walk-in closet. Its bathroom has a bathtub, glass shower with rain shower head, bidet and Villeroy & Boch fixtures. There are also laundry facilities on the second floor.

The two bedrooms on the third floor have slanted ceilings with exposed beams and dormer windows. Both have en-suite bathrooms with showers. A partial fourth floor is a loft with a built-in platform bed and a skylight. The antique wooden wheel is a feature of this room.

The home has a central location near the Swedish Gate, built in 1698 during Swedish occupation and the only such structure left in Riga. Jacob’s Barracks is a collection of 18th-century red-roofed buildings along Torna Street, just steps from the house, that has been restored several times and is home to a number of bars, restaurants and shops. Tourist attractions like Dome Square and St. Peter’s Church are a short stroll away; other sites can be reached by public transportation, which includes bus, rail and trolley. Riga International Airport is about 15 minutes by car.

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