Barn gallery

A barn gallery embodies New England rural traditions

This English barn showroom houses antiques.

Project Details

Client need—A retired couple with an antiques business needed a showroom adjacent to their timber frame home built in 1780. They wanted an accessory building that would enhance their historic New England property. They also wanted to carry forward a tradition of construction craftsmanship for future generations to enjoy.

What we did—Now the entrance to the property is enhanced by an “English” barn. The English barn style is characterized by a double wagon door on the lateral side. This design was commonly used in the Northeast from colonial days right into the 20th century. English barns are still seen in the New England countryside.

Inside, the timber frame is the perfect backdrop for the collectibles on display in the showroom. Another feature is the spacious second floor of the story-and-a-half barn.  This bonus area will house the family’s model train—another ongoing tradition of this family. .

Hardwick Post & Beam designed the barn and erected the frame. Thorson Restoration and Construction finished the building.

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