1890 Old Barn Converted into a 864 Sq. Ft. Magnificent Barn Home with Jaw Dropping Interior, Wow!
There are so many beautiful details in this cozy barn style home that it's easy to be inspired. This barn turned into house was built with an original 1840 hand hewn timber framed barn. The 864 square foot barn space isn't overly large but feels spacious with its high pitched roof and a loft that looks down below. This barn style house is a classic floor plan that has an open living/dining/kitchen area, with an open loft bedroom, a private bedroom, and bath downstairs. The finished barn home conversion uses several traditional exterior barn elements such as the cupola, rustic barn doors with iron strap hinges, a pent roof over the large barn doors, and a gable-end hay loft door that has a bonnet at the peak. You will want to look at the photo gallery of this beautiful barn home conversion.
Not a detail has been missed when it comes to both the interior and the exterior of this stunning barn style house. The decor and interior design of this barn home conversion are rustic and beautiful. With details like rustic wood finishes throughout from the posts and beams to the rustic wood on the exterior. Decor like quilts, woven rugs, baskets, country fixtures, and furnishings compliment this barn style home perfectly. Leaving the wood on the exterior of the barn style home is a nice choice that fits in beautifully with its country location by the lake. You will want to take a look around this country inspired barn home build for all of the details from the furnishings, to the plates on the shelves, the checker/chess boards on the walls and the stone fireplace. The outdoor lean-to patio is the perfect spot to enjoy the country scenery all around. Outside the barn style home, you will also find an antique bench, a stone walkway, a wooden fence and a beautifully landscaped yard.
The history of barn builds long and interesting. This beautiful timber builds that in the past typically used the timber framing method of building and differed from the historic barns that were found in Europe. What differentiated the American style of timber framing from that of its predecessors in the Old World was when the Old World or European pioneers first came to America, they had before them a very different building reality in what building materials they had to use. By building materials mostly the trees were quite different from what you would have found in Europe at the time, as these countries (such as Ireland, England, and Holland) had already been cleared of trees. So the barn building materials they had on hand at this time were very poor quality trees to work with. For this reason, the building materials in Europe were short and unstable crooks of trees in their buildings, a practice that wasn't unnecessary in the New World. Once in the New World, the trees were straight trees over one hundred feet tall with a wide variety of trees to choose from to include hemlocks, pines, oaks, maples, beech and chestnut (which made up about one-third of the northern forest) just to name a few.
The Greenville barn style house is just one of the barn restorations you will find on on the Heritage Barns site. This quality company has restored over two hundred barns, and with each barn restoration, they have been able to build unique barn style houses for people who appreciate the timeless and simple beauty of hand-crafted working buildings. With all of the barn restorations they have done, they have learned much about America's agrarian past as each barn style house tells a story. **