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Barn Renovation


52’x 92’ Timber frame bank barn open on entire back side and both ends ¾ of the way towards the front. Rubble stone and brick foundation, wood siding and slate roof.


Generally in good shape, some rotting in roof beam, which required replacement. Front band beam was rotted and had to be removed. Some repair work needed on foundation along with waterproofing and some changes made in openings to allow for remodel.


Worked with owner’s ideals and location of all the structural timbers to arrive at the original floor plan. Minor changes were made during the project. Every effort was made to keep as much of the original structure exposed as was possible and practical.

Square Footage:

Lower Level Apartment: 1440
Main Floor: 4784
Second Floor: 3252
Storage and Mudrooms: 858
Garages 1144: Covered
Front Porch: 312
Covered Rear Deck: 576
Rear Patio (lower level): 1152

Scope of Work:

Barn first had to be cleaned out. Including but not limited to farm machinery, hay, straw, grain, 132 years of stuff and a horse which resided in the lower level.

Foundation work completed including digging out dirt/manure floor in lower level, repairs, necessary changes, concrete slab lower level and the addition of supports for 8’x 72’ rear main floor deck and a 6’x 52’ front porch.

Floors had to be removed because they were too uneven and out of level. New I-Joist floor system on main floor and second floor.

Framed new interior partition walls and new walls around entire perimeter behind old siding to allow for mechanicals and insulation. Added 7/16 O.S.B. subsiding on exterior over old siding with a house wrap.

Slate roof was removed. Stress skin panels installed over old roof decking, to insulate roof and allow old rafters and roof decking to be exposed to interior. Fiberglass dimensional roofing shingles on roof. Added five (5) dormers to roof and two (2) covered porches.

Steel vertical siding on exterior.

High efficiency windows and doors and Carriage style doors installed on (2) two bay garages in lower level.

Two (2) gas fireplaces with man made stone veneer.

Elevator between Lower Level and Main Floor.

Drywall interior. Interior doors were 4-panel and 6-panel. 1x4 knotty pine casings and 1x6 knotty pine baseboards. 2x2 pine spindles on balcony and stairs. Stair treads on main staircase were made from old log timbers from the barns floor system, which was removed. These timbers were split in two make the treads. Full timbers were used for the stringers. Main floor and second floor have all hardwood and tile floors. Lower level apartment was tiled and carpeted.

Main kitchen, natural maple shaker style cabinets, solid surface tops and stainless steel appliances. Apartment kitchen, white cabinets, solid surface tops and white appliances

Custom shelving and cabinetry in library, made in part with some of the lumber salvaged from the barn.

Master bath has whirlpool tub, walk-in shower and twin vanity areas. His and Hers walk-in closets. Two Jack & Jill baths on second floor to service four (4) bedrooms. Each bath has a shower and two (2) vanity areas. Also, there is a stacked washer and dryer unit in each bath.

Each bedroom has a walk-in closet.

Heating and cooling is done with a combination of five forced air furnaces, primarily for cooling and one large outdoor wood/oil burning boiler for under floor radiant heat. Also helps provide domestic hot water.

House is topped off with three cupolas, with the largest in the middle with a weather vain with a flock of geese on it to denote the homes location on GooseHeaven Road.

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