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The Gatehouse rustic-living-room

The Gatehouse

Great Hall with reclaimed flooring from an 1880’s barn in Osseo, Wisconsin. The Baker’s rack on the far wall is an antique from France that the owner has had for many years.

Photos by Susan Gilmore

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tesswest wrote:
Love the barn floors. What type of wood are they? Thx
   Comment   May 15, 2013
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Katy Kiek
Can you tell me how you go about finding reclaimed wood flooring? I am in Minneapolis as well. Thanks!
January 22, 2014 at 7:59AM   
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What is the footage of this home? How many bedrooms and baths??
February 15, 2014 at 6:57PM   
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Judy Gagnon wrote:
What colour paint on the walls and ceiling?
   Comment   December 16, 2012
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I am getting ready to paint or stain a ceiling for our new screened porch with beams and am considering polyuerathane with a cup of white paint. It looks like the wood behind these beams may be stained. Would love to avoid painting!
April 10, 2013 at 6:59AM   
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It's Benjamin Moore, Linen White.
July 7, 2013 at 6:49PM     
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dkmcgowan wrote:
Pillows - Where can I find the accent pillows?
   Comment   September 29, 2012
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I would like to know this as well please.
June 3, 2013 at 4:07PM   
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They looked like they're made from cut-up kilim - I have some, too (bought from a thrift shop, sorry).
June 16, 2013 at 6:28AM   
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kmgroves wrote:
flooring - What is the color and make of this flooring?
   Comment   August 2, 2012
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Murphy & Co. Design
The flooring was reclaimed from an 1880's barn in Osseo, WI. Thank you.
August 3, 2012 at 5:17AM   
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Where could I find the ottoman?
August 29, 2012 at 7:56AM     
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nuggett1 wrote:
Ottoman? - Where did you purchase ottoman? Love it
   Comment   October 24, 2013
4lillypad wrote:
What is the stain of the ceiling? - What are the stain colors of the ceiling?
   Comment   September 7, 2013
becdavmax wrote:
Awesome tongue and groove ceiling. What is the wood species and stain
   Comment   June 28, 2013
sjih wrote:
What are the dimensions: length, width, height of walls & ceiling?
     Comment   June 23, 2013
mikeyrosie000 wrote:
Light - Where did you get the ceiling light
   Comment   February 17, 2013
mcreekmore wrote:
Where can I buy the coffee table. What are the measurements and how much does it cost? -
   Comment   October 4, 2012
jmbenda wrote:
What style and make of leather couch is this?
   Comment   September 2, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Inside, the vaulted ceiling and open plan make the "great hall" feel larger, while reclaimed materials make it feel older."The owner really has a great sense of interior design and style, and did all the interior decorating herself," says Murphy. She bought the French baker’s rack many years ago, and Murphy designed the windows so that it would fit perfectly between the them.
Laura Gaskill added this to 14 Idea-Filled Cottages to Suit Every Mood
5. Storybook StoneThe design for this cozy cottage in Minnesota was based on historic English stone cottages. Jeff Murphy of Murphy & Co. Design used a bevvy of reclaimed materials — stone, brick, slate and wood — to give the home its naturally aged look.See the tour: Fairy Tale Gatehouse in Minnesota

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