Antique Barn Frames
One of The McKernon Group’s favorite projects involves salvaging the timber frames of 200+ year old barns and rebuilding them for clients who are looking for an ambiance that cannot be duplicated. These historic structures were raised with a level of skill, materials, simple tools and labor, and it is estimated that Vermont loses over 100 of them each year from lack of upkeep.
Salvaging a barn is a labor of love. It is taken apart piece by piece, numbered and rebuilt elsewhere. The end result is entirely unique and the ultimate in building a green structure. These frames can be used for great rooms, additions, businesses and barns and we can size them to accomodate your design.
This addition was built by dismantling an old Vermont cow barn and moving its timber frame to the present location. The beams were taken apart and each connection was assigned a letter and number for seamless reassembly. This added living space to an 18th century farmhouse, creating a multi-level great room with a loft and […]
This quintessential farmhouse was the dream of a family that acquired a site with absorbing views and one of the finest maple sugar groves in Vermont. The concept of the house with an attached barn was developed, and an old barn frame in storage was assembled to accommodate the great room. The design involves a […]
A re-used barn frame from Sudbury, Vermont is a fantastic feature of this ski home located in Warren, Vermont. Although the footprint is only 1340 square feet, the openness of the floor plan on both the first and second floors makes this house feel much larer. The details that the barn frame creates gives this […]
This beautiful home was made from 3 barns which were salvaged and moved just a short distance to the top of the hill. Joined together, the resulting house is a great example of what can be done to create a unique structure filled with ambiance and Vermont charm.
This two story colonial was framed with an old barn frame that was pieced together in the dead of winter. The general layout of the house was designed around the frame with room size and finishing touches dictated by the owners. The frame is visible from the interior and it looks and feels like an […]
Vermont has many beautiful barns that are part of our landscape and worthy of revival. Located on a back road, this structure was renovated for its current use as a business. The McKernon Group understands the structure of barns and has the ability to carefully restore these antique structures.
This beautiful barn-home was one of our early projects. The barn was located in the back of the main house and it was moved beside the pond. The photos show what can be done with the old timbers and an open floor plan. The end result is a beautiful building with classic charm that fits […]
This old barn from Vermont became the living space for this new home. Taken apart piece by piece it was moved to its new location and has become the center of this new home.
For many years, we have been transforming yesterday’s barns into today’s houses using a mixture of old-time construction techniques and up-to-date amenities. Our clients see the romance and nostalgia of well-worn farm buildings and we capture this for them to make their unique and comfortable living spaces. In this particular case, the client and our […]