New River Bank BarnFarmhouse Exterior, DC Metro
Adaptive reuse of an 1800s bank barn into a "party barn" to host gatherings of friends and family. Winner of an AIA Merit Award and Southern Living Magazine's Home Award in Historic Restoration. Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie.
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By the big red barnIn the great green field ...Margaret Wise Brown put it best in her book Big Red Barn. Simple, bold and bright, the iconic big red barn seen across the U.S. landscape evokes memories of rural history and a simpler time.
Country barns were traditionally painted red, a custom that began because the ingredients for red-hued natural paint were readily accessible. The main ingredient likely was red iron oxide. Interested in more about the history of barn red and farmhouse white? Visit GRIT to learn more.