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I’m crazy about old structures (like barns) that have been repurposed into living space for non-animals.
Take for example this historic 18th Century barn in Garrison, New York.

But I have to stop short of saying that I LOVE this place, because, well, I think they overdid it on the modern design.
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Don’t get me wrong – I appreciate the fact that this reno’d farm building is now loaded with green and luxury features. But apart from the silo and the exterior red color, you can hardly tell this place was ever a barn!

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I love the uniqueness of this property.

BUT –

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– – this house is downright clean. Far too clean to be a barn.

It could be any modern house with a polished concrete floor.

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I don’t know about you, but when I enter into a former barn, I want some kitschy pig and cow references with some exposed rafters and maybe a hay bale or two. At least give me an upside-down horseshoe.

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No, I’m kidding – it’s gorgeous!
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There are some exposed rafters that give a nod to the home’s past life as a barn:

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But by and large, you can’t tell that tractors or cows once occupied this space.

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It’t hard to imagine this place smelling of manure, as it once did.

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The gutting and remodeling of this former barn has allowed for 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in over 5,600 finished square feet.

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It is listed for sale at $4,200,000 – that’s a New York price for a rural conversion!

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Sleek and stylish thru & thru – no hay bales here.

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This old barn has been has successfully enjoyed a re-birth as a clean, modern dwelling.
In fact, it reminds me a lot of another old building in Colorado  – this one a school house – that was repurposed as an ultra-modern home. Check out the Morrison School House post I did a couple years ago!
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