Barns & studios

We look forward to designing a barn that meets your needs.

(Click on small photos to enlarge. If you are interested in building a barn, see our updated guide, Designing Your Barn – then contact us to talk about your project.)



Building a barn

The series below illustrates the process of framing a barn from the foundation up. This horse barn has a gable-end entrance, a second-floor hay loft, an attached shed for horses, and a cupola. More photos to come of the finished barn.





Gallery/Porch with solar

This simple barn frame provides multiple functions: garage, porch, and south-facing solar array.





The cupula on the roof gives this workshop/gallery the appearance of a traditional barn and brings more light into the interior.


This instrument maker wanted a barn for his workshop and gallery that would reflect his commitment to craftsmanship. The showroom is on the second floor and features scissor trusses.



This timber frame revealed on the interior of this barn and the metal roof and stone foundation combine to create a handsome and useful building.Three-storied barn

This handsome bank barn has three stories including the basement, and can be accessed by vehicles on the street level.





Barn plus workshop

This barn features clerestory windows and a single-story workshop that extends the length of the building.





Designing a barn is rewarding when we accomodate several uses for the building.Bank barn with 2nd story access

Hammerbeam trusses support the roof of this light-filled barn with second story access for vehicles. Find out more here.




Barn gallery

Our clients wanted a barn for their antiques business that fit with their antique house. “English” barns, with double doors on the side as was common in colonial days, can still be seen in the New England countryside – and now our clients have one of their own.



striking-barnextwebStriking barn exterior

These creative clients had a distinctive vision of the barn they wanted, and came to us with a sketch.





Examples of other barns and stables we have built:





This writer needed a get-away studio for her work.Writing studio

Our client sited her studio on the edge of a small pond behind her house. Find out more here.





artists-workshop-Stud-int.Artist’s studio

Scissor trusses add drama to this artist’s workplace.








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