Blackburn Architects, PC
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German-style Bank Barn Conversion farmhouse exterior

German-style Bank Barn Conversion

This project salvages a historic German-style bank barn that fell into serious decay and readapts it into a private family entertainment space. The barn had to be straightened, stabilized, and moved to a new location off the road as required by local zoning. Design plans maintain the integrity of the bank barn and reuses lumber. The traditional details juxtapose modern amenities including two bedrooms, two loft-style dayrooms, a large kitchen for entertaining, dining room, and family room with stone fireplace. Finishes are exposed throughout. A highlight is a two-level porch: one covered, one screened. The backside of the barn provides privacy and the perfect place to relax and enjoy full, unobstructed views of the property.

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TracyAnn Lidbom wrote:
floor plan - hi, wonder do u have floor plan? if yes could you send me e.mail is, please and thanks..
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I would also like to see the floor plans? Can I purchase them? Could you email me information:
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Amy wrote:
Love the red! What is the paint color?
   Comment   May 24, 2013
jc84 wrote:
Where can I find these windows or the top trim? Beautiful work!!
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I would like to see the inside and floor plans of this home
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