Rezoned and repurposed

Rezoned and repurposed: The Green Gate Barn

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

In Biwabik, Minnesota stands this adorable former hay barn.

Dating back 1935, the barn has been extensively remodeled and is now used as a vacation rental.

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The Green Gate Barn is actually one of two vacation rentals on a private 13 acre farmstead north of Duluth near the Canadian border.

The beautifully converted barn has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and all the 21st century amenities you could want.

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The 1,250 square foot interior is rustic-chic with muted neutrals throughout.

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The builders did a really clever thing with the round silo space:

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Amazing woodwork!

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The upper level is accessed by a gorgeous curved staircase fabricated from locally salvaged maple.

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Upstairs in the silo room is the spectacular round master bathroom:

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

In a second bathroom, the barn theme continues with hay loft doors:

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The Green Gate Barn pictured below during a Minnesota winter:

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

It’s pretty and peaceful no matter what the season…. but I think I prefer the summer scenery  :)

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Sources:

Green Gate Guest Houses

HomeAway

Country Living

 

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Rezoned and Repurposed: The Old Jail Museum

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

I’ve got a fun one for you today…

Ever wanted to live in a former prison? Yeah me too. Here’s your chance!

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

image from: http://theoldjailmuseum.com/

Located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, this old place was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 to 1995. It was purchased privately in 1995 and then opened as tourist attraction – which it still is today. But the jail museum is currently up for sale so it could be your personal fun house for $750,000.

The old stone prison actually has the original warden’s quarters intact with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so you could potentially live there.

Have a look at the main cell block:

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Rezoned and Repurposed: Le Moulin du Roc

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image from: http://www.moulinduroc.com/

I have a pretty one for you today.

Le Moulin du Roc is a unique hotel located in the Périgord region of France. The quaint yet luxurious compound is actually made up of three separate former mill buildings set along the River Dronne.

The mill structures date back to the year 1670!

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image from: http://www.moulinduroc.com/

Le Moulin Du Roc has a total of 15 guest rooms which are situated throughout the three mill buildings and connected by charming bridges, walkways and staircases.

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Rezoned and repurposed: 19th century Montana barn converted to living quarters

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image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

Today’s post is purely for aesthetic delight – with a western slant.

Here you see an authentic 19th century barn near Philipsburg, Montana that has been repurposed into an incredible living space.

But it is not a private residence, no sir. It is offered up as “glamping” accommodations for the discerning western wanna-be.

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

      Glamping: (noun)

A form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday

Which kind of defeats the purpose of camping and being close to nature.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: a wacky Wisconsin church

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

A reader contacted me about this amazing church converted into a private home in Wisconsin that is for sale! The owner is interior designer Cynthia Weston so you can bet there is something interesting going on inside.

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

However, if you are thinking that the decor of this former church has been featured in some haughty design mags, think again.

The interior of this Lake Mills, Wisconsin home is more like a dizzying regurgitation of art, color, and pop culture bric-a-brac from around the world (and across the time-space continuum).

image from: www.restainohomes.com

image from: www.restainohomes.com

It’s CRAZY.

You are reading House Crazy, after all.

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"






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