We fell in love with this farmstead on first sight. A trio of outbuildings for a working farm, a corn crib, an 19th-century English barn, and a Quonset barn lay fallow as farming practices and industry progressed. These iconic American structures are a connection to our past heritage and connection to the land, which we felt compelled to save. As the structures were progressively saved from decay, we were surprised by the number of neighbors who
stopped by and share their memories of the place.
We enjoy seeing our fields and barns animated as gathering spaces, remembrance of our agricultural legacy within walls of our past and under open skies.
A WORK IN PROGRESS.
The journey of saving the barns was not one of intention but from the fact we could not bear to see them disappear into oblivion. When we arrived, the wooden barn was a romantic gorgeous bramble of blackberries and grape vines devouring and swallowing the barn, over it's life and changes in technology, disregard of its structure and framing was sliced, diced, and re-worked for timely function, spelled eventual collapse.
It's been a slow process , mostly we have done the works ourselves, thankfully with the help from of our friends & family whose talent made everything possible. We enjoy each new iteration and transformation along the way.
The farmstead is comprised of a former corn crib built out of hand-hewn timber and tree trunks, a circa 100 year old English barn, and a Quonset. The Quonset structure is a post-war building type of laminated wood beams that sits atop the original barn's stone foundation, from the 19th century.
The grounds have transformed into perennial gardens, a fruit orchard, and ornamental flowering trees, while maintaining its historically open wide fields.