Well, the Big Red Barn has sold. It had a good run- perhaps the best times when we used it for big barn parties, like to celebrate my engagement to Josh, before it was renovated. There was plenty of heartache and drama during the reno and after, but that’s another story. The old gal is empty now, awaiting its new owners. Here are the pictures from the inside, the last time the house will look like this, with Mom’s beautiful things warming her from the inside out. We can only hope the new owners will be good custodians, as Mom and Bob were. Good bye, Big Red.
The front door, which faces State St.
The view from the second story looking down through the beautiful timber frame structure.
This fireplace was built by master stone layers. It took a long time to build, but it sure does make a fire roar!
The Dining Room. Those custom barn doors open on to a small courtyard- awesome in the warm months.
The iron work on the top of the 3/4 wall came from one of the old stalls and makes a perfect entry way divider. The Restoration Hardware chandelier was an estate sale score. And the weird, octopus-like thing in the corner is the strangest (and coolest) high-chair I’ve ever seen. It’s one of Mom’s favorite pieces.
The kitchen island to the dining room. I love the marbled soapstone- it’s the same stuff I have in my kitchen.
The range hood was custom made and given a cool weathered treatment to make it look less new and shiny. Also, note the baby scale- as I mentioned, Mom loves them and got me one too for my baby shower a few years back. Cute and great for holding fruit!
Mom loves black and red, so she splurged on the Agga range. It was worth it.
They chose to tuck the main sink, microwave, and an additional wall oven around a corner to hide the more utilitarian items/ less pretty things… like dirty dishes and the Keurig.
Looking up from the living room through the new cupola. The framework, although aesthetically complete, was designed to eventually support a small staircase and little roost of a room with a glass floor. Maybe the new owners will complete it.
Looking from the sitting room to the upstairs office area. The barn doors are original to the house, moved from the old horse stalls downstairs to the second floor.
The upstairs sitting room, which is also open to the balcony and living room below. A screened-in sleeping porch is accessed through this room.
One sink in the Master bath.
Bravo, Court! Another beautiful home by Robert Courtney Enterprises.