Photo History of Barn Redevelopment

We decided to save the barn. We really did not know what this meant. The barn was built in the 1880's and there was no way we could replace it. However , the old walls were crumbling and it was in a state of disrepair. When we first acquired it there were tons of  40 year old hay that was inhabited by snakes, raccoons and other creatures in the hay loft. It was estimated that if we left it alone it would collapse in a year.

The first step was to replace the old walls. The barn was actually jacked up, concrete walls poured and then lowered on the new wall. The job was not done well and left areas of improvement. We fixed these errors by having a second wall built. This wall  was made of stone and is magnificent. Shaun Lynch made this happen.

We now had a beautiful foundation , but the rest of the barn was still in bad shape. Jeff Grunzel took over the project and laid out a great master plan. This included replacing the roof, using ponderosa pine to replace the exterior siding and the interior floors. Jeff contracted with the Amish to create the  beautiful exterior and interior full of all of the details you see in the photos.

The final act was to repaint the barn to the original red and update the interior lighting. I am overjoyed with the results. Please view the first  and last photos to see the totality of the transition.