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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May 24, 2013
Amy wrote:
Love the red! What is the paint color?
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Fraser Designs
Would you mind sharing the color of this barn and the trim? We are painting our little camp in VT. Thanks.
    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 8:39AM
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August 7, 2012
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Real Sliding Hardware
If you have future projects requiring large doors and sliding barn door hardware, Real Carriage Door Company designs and builds large scale doors like these. And we have heavy duty hardware to support our large doors. We build quality custom doors. Be sure to check us out!
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July 9, 2012
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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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    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 8:51PM
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Unfortunately, these floor plans are unavailable for purchase. However if you are interested in working with us, you can always contact us through our website (
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November 5, 2014
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April 20, 2013
jc84 wrote:
Where can I find these windows or the top trim? Beautiful work!!
December 23, 2012
1278adb wrote:
I would like to see the inside and floor plans of this home

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