Barn Raising: Reassembled Barns as Modern Dwellings
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Heritage Barns raise the bar on adaptive reuse: Based in Waco, Texas, the company finds disused barns from across the country, which they then dismantle, restore, and re-erect—the best bit, of course, is the barn-raising party. N.B. Join us this Saturday for our weekly edition of The Architect Is In: Kimberly Peck (a member of the Remodelista Architecture/Designer Directory ) discusses turning a Heritage Barn timber frame into an energy efficient home in the Catskills. Above: Naturally aged rough sawn cypress siding clads the Atlamont Dutch Barn, originally from Altamont, New York, and now relocated in Alexandria, Louisiana. Above: The Brown Road Barn in Westchester County, New York, makes full display of its exposed structural timber. Above: A tiled shower has been inserted into the loft space of a the Brown Road Barn. Above: Grovenors Corners barn was built near the town of Cobleskill, NY, circa 1820, and is now a home in the Texas Hill country. Above: The Ripley Dutch Barn , a New World Dutch Barn from 1770, started life in Glen, New York, and is now located in Glen Rose, Texas. Above: The Ripley Dutch Barn in its previous state of disuse and disrepair. Above: The Ames Barn after its makeover into a home. Above: The re-erected timber frames of the Ames Barn. Above: Heritage Barn builders begin the barn raising party. Above: A lap joint forms the roof pitch, held together with a wooden dowel.