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The Gatehouse rustic-living-room

The Gatehouse

Great Hall with plaster walls & oak timber ceiling beams from an 1860’s barn located in Houston County, Minnesota. The pine timbers are from an 1870’s barn in Marshfield, Minnesota.

Photos by Susan Gilmore

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fjcooper2002 wrote:
Paint color please! Thanks
   Comment   May 17, 2013
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Can you please share how you stained the beams
February 21, 2014 at 8:25PM   
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Can we get the paint color?
June 14, 2014 at 7:43PM   
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lcfs wrote:
Would you please share the details of the light fixtures?
   Comment   December 9, 2012
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Yes please. I like the ones on the ceiling
October 1, 2013 at 2:26AM   
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onbelay11 wrote:
Are you able to give dimensions? - I find this home simply charming. While I know you can't give out the house plans, would you be able to tell me what the dimensions are on the living room and kitchen along with the pitch of the roof? Everything seems perfect about it.
   Comment   October 11, 2012
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The room is approx. 30' long x 13' wide. Thank you.
October 12, 2012 at 7:18AM     
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Thank you very much.
October 12, 2012 at 10:17AM   
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donnam1966 wrote:
what time of wood and stain is on the ceiling?
   Comment   December 29, 2013
skunkdvh wrote:
what type of wood is on the ceiling under the beams and what finish
     Comment   November 21, 2013
madeleinepaton wrote:
Could you give me an idea of the height of the main room?
   Comment   October 30, 2013
Tiger Hart Construction wrote:
How are the 10x8 beams installed? How did you attached and hang them?
     Comment   March 27, 2013
booze52374 wrote:
Beams - Do you know size of living room beams? 10x12 maybe?
   Comment   March 9, 2013
dlepage1 wrote:
Fireplace stone - Is there anyway to get that same stone fireplace for a house in N GA?
   Comment   February 25, 2013
pohlcat1 wrote:
I love the fireplace surround! What is it?
   Comment   October 31, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Most of the wood came from mid-19th-century barns. The oak ceiling timbers came from a Minnesota barn built in the 1860s; the pine boards, from another Minnesota barn built in the 1870s. The flooring came from a Wisconsin barn built in the 1880s. "The joint details were something that our office researched and drew into the details of our architectural drawings, based on old traditional timber framing details," says Murphy.

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Kathy, Because of the size of the room, We are afraid that the beams will overwhelm the area. I talked with Matt at Olde Wood and he said he could take one side of beams down anywhere from one to three inches We may have to consider a look as in this picture without the cross beam
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