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German-style Bank Barn Conversion farmhouse-dining-room

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.

Photos by Cesar Lujan

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May 20, 2013
jennifer_peper wrote:
Any idea of total cost of this project? We are interested in doing the same type of conversion.
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March 7, 2013
michelleringer wrote:
Can you please tell me where I can find this chandelier?
December 27, 2012
11ennesa wrote:
Where is this? It's beautiful and looks very spacious. Can this be rented out? - It would be great for a small wedding !
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December 27, 2012
11ennesa wrote:
Where is this? It's beautiful and looks very spacious. Can this be rented out? - It would be great for a small wedding !
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October 24, 2012
pottsoup wrote:
I want to update an old brick colonial - J
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February 14, 2012
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Use a metal chimney with any style. Though more commonly used and associated with a modern aesthetic, a metal chimney flue can be used in any room where a more open and light-filled space is desired.

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on Sunday
Barn Table
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November 14, 2014
Wonderful dinning room
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November 14, 2014
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November 3, 2014
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October 26, 2014
Mantel pas jusqu au plafond
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October 18, 2014
metal chimney?
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October 17, 2014
windows and fireplace
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October 17, 2014
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October 10, 2014
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October 2, 2014
wood table on wood floor
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September 30, 2014
Like 2 tiers
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September 26, 2014
Metal chimney
Jennifer Ritz added this to fireplace
September 23, 2014
Like the wood storage area
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September 23, 2014
my house
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September 17, 2014
Fireplace, windows
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September 16, 2014
fireplace vent exposed
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September 14, 2014
stolovete i polileq
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September 8, 2014
absolutely gorgeous!
Vicky Janzen added this to Barn
September 4, 2014
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August 30, 2014
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August 27, 2014
Love the open room
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August 20, 2014
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August 20, 2014
Window walls
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August 20, 2014
Dream house
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August 17, 2014
barn home
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August 15, 2014
oh my
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August 13, 2014
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August 8, 2014
Fireplace and wall
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August 6, 2014
Barn living
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August 1, 2014
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July 30, 2014
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July 29, 2014
The table.
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July 28, 2014
table and Chandler
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July 26, 2014
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July 24, 2014
Rock fireplace and silver chimney
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July 21, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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July 11, 2014
for you honey
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July 11, 2014
Barn house
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July 9, 2014
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June 30, 2014
Barn house
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June 26, 2014
Oh my gosh
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June 26, 2014
Fireplace in room
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June 25, 2014
Bank barn house
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June 24, 2014
theodore interieure
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June 21, 2014
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June 20, 2014
Giant fire place
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June 16, 2014
German style bank barn conversion
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June 16, 2014
Good idea for fire place can we get green enameled stove pipe???
Conny Frommann added this to conny_frommann's ideas
June 9, 2014
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June 4, 2014
Size matters
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June 2, 2014
Exposed flu through mantle
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May 28, 2014
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May 28, 2014
Fireplace, table, room in general
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May 28, 2014
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May 22, 2014
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May 22, 2014
Love the Fireplace and the area for the dining room!
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May 18, 2014
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May 16, 2014
Like the style contrast... Contemporary / rustic
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May 12, 2014
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May 9, 2014
exposed flue with stone fireplace in timber/log home look
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May 5, 2014
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April 29, 2014
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April 25, 2014
fireplace next to dining room table
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April 25, 2014
neat fireplace
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April 24, 2014
Fireplace pipe
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April 21, 2014
Fireplace is wide and houses the fire with a flue pipe
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April 18, 2014
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April 18, 2014
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April 1, 2014
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March 25, 2014
must have fireplace
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March 25, 2014
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March 24, 2014
Stainless steel pipe
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March 24, 2014
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March 24, 2014
Love it
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March 24, 2014
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March 22, 2014
soooo,,, way out of my league but to me it is classic
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March 21, 2014
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March 20, 2014
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March 18, 2014
Our mountain home!
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March 17, 2014
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March 16, 2014
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March 16, 2014
Love this!
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March 16, 2014
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March 10, 2014
nice 0ne
Kelly Welch added this to home improvement ideas
March 9, 2014
A barn house!
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March 9, 2014
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March 7, 2014
big table, eating area, I like the wood burner I don't like the windows being so small
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March 7, 2014
Lámpara ramas
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March 6, 2014
Pipe ?
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March 5, 2014
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March 4, 2014
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March 1, 2014
dad's room
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February 26, 2014
Wood work and windows
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February 23, 2014
dining room
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February 23, 2014
goo fireplace
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February 17, 2014
It isn't over the top and how everything is placed keeps the area still open not all closed in and the lighting of the wood color amazing
kcmcuda added this to kcmcuda's ideas
February 8, 2014
stone and pipe
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February 6, 2014
Beautifully designed and open floor plan.
jpark2 added this to Living Room Ideas
February 6, 2014
like the 1/2 wall of rock and pipe coming out, big long mantle
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February 2, 2014
Bank barn conv
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February 2, 2014
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February 2, 2014
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February 1, 2014
interesting fire place
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January 27, 2014
chris758mm added this to Short List
January 24, 2014
home made grapevine chandelier in barn folder
jennybenjamin added this to living/dining room
January 22, 2014
windows!!! :)
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January 22, 2014
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January 19, 2014
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January 17, 2014
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January 16, 2014
The things you can do with an old barn..........!
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January 12, 2014
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January 12, 2014
Communal dinning
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January 9, 2014
flag chandelier
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January 9, 2014
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January 7, 2014
the fire place screen has black iron tree cut out
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January 7, 2014
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January 5, 2014
Cool ideas
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January 5, 2014
like the big stone fireplace and lots of windows
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January 5, 2014
Love the table
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January 5, 2014
Barn dining
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January 3, 2014
Ducting for fireplace
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January 2, 2014
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January 2, 2014
Fireplace & windows
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January 1, 2014
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December 31, 2013
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December 30, 2013
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December 30, 2013
Windows are interesting, like the square windows for the back of hearth / dining room.
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December 28, 2013
stenspis med rör
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December 27, 2013
stone fireplace
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December 26, 2013
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December 25, 2013
Like windows
Cory Wiemelt added this to Fireplace
December 25, 2013
exposed flu pipe
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December 25, 2013
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December 22, 2013
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December 20, 2013
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December 19, 2013
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December 19, 2013
dining room table!
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December 17, 2013
Barn house
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December 15, 2013
Fireplace & windows
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December 13, 2013
Fireplace in front of windows
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December 13, 2013
Fireplace and dining area...
cecrump added this to Barn
December 11, 2013
How to add a fireplace and not ruin the view.
Harmony Hall added this to Wedding Venue
December 11, 2013
exposed beams
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December 5, 2013
Farmhouse fireplace
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November 30, 2013
mantle heigth
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November 16, 2013
Great fireplace
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November 14, 2013
littlelis1 added this to Fireplace - Tony ancient surfaces
November 12, 2013
interesting fireplace
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November 10, 2013
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November 9, 2013
Interior with fireplace
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November 4, 2013
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November 3, 2013
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November 3, 2013
Fireplace with pipe
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November 2, 2013
same remodeled barn interior
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October 31, 2013
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October 29, 2013
I may like the fireplace
buyingthefarm added this to buyingthefarm's ideas
October 28, 2013
love it
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October 27, 2013
The table
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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October 21, 2013
redeye1978 added this to wood burning stove
October 19, 2013
place for wood
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October 17, 2013
mcolterman added this to Lighting Dinning Room
October 16, 2013
I like this lighting solely for deco rational purposes, I find it suites the space very well continuing the country feel. Also this chandelier is a perfect size for this big space. It is good to have a bigger light when in a bigger space. Or use two smaller ones.
jacqueo1 added this to Lighting
October 14, 2013
Unusual Branch "Chandelier"
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October 13, 2013
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October 12, 2013
Love rustic look
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October 10, 2013
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October 9, 2013
fireplace idea
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October 9, 2013
koka iekseja apdare
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October 3, 2013
real fireplace
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October 3, 2013
Putting in a wood burning element..stove or fireplace easily done with direct vent pipe through wall or ceiling
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October 1, 2013
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September 26, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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September 16, 2013
fp fully sitting into the room
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September 15, 2013
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September 8, 2013
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September 2, 2013
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September 2, 2013
Window wall; large central stone fireplace....chandelier
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September 2, 2013
Green Design & Remodeling, LLC added this to Fireplace
September 2, 2013
exposed flue
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September 1, 2013
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August 29, 2013
chairs match bar stools that I already have. like this table too!
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August 25, 2013
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August 24, 2013
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August 23, 2013
from interior of barn. Hate all the wood but there is plenty of view
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August 21, 2013
Exposed Flue for cabin
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August 20, 2013
I like this fireplace however would replace the metal pipe stack for a solid rock one.
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August 20, 2013
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August 20, 2013
love it
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