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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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May 15, 2013
tesswest wrote:
Love the barn floors. What type of wood are they? Thx
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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!
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What is the footage of this home? How many bedrooms and baths??
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December 16, 2012
Judy Gagnon wrote:
What colour paint on the walls and ceiling?
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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!
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It's Benjamin Moore, Linen White.
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September 29, 2012
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I would like to know this as well please.
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They looked like they're made from cut-up kilim - I have some, too (bought from a thrift shop, sorry).
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August 2, 2012
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Murphy & Co. Design
The flooring was reclaimed from an 1880's barn in Osseo, WI. Thank you.
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Where could I find the ottoman?
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October 24, 2013
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September 7, 2013
4lillypad wrote:
What is the stain of the ceiling? - What are the stain colors of the ceiling?
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June 28, 2013
becdavmax wrote:
Awesome tongue and groove ceiling. What is the wood species and stain
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June 23, 2013
sjih wrote:
What are the dimensions: length, width, height of walls & ceiling?
February 17, 2013
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October 4, 2012
mcreekmore wrote:
Where can I buy the coffee table. What are the measurements and how much does it cost? -
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September 2, 2012
jmbenda wrote:
What style and make of leather couch is this?
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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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