Barns…What do you think? Would you live in one?
The recent demise of the little barn that my dad built has me waxing nostalgic about old barns. A couple of weeks ago the mountains of Northern California had quite a wind event, toppling huge pine trees and causing lots of serious damage to property. Fortunately no one was injured…but one of the casualties was our cute little barn that used to provide shelter for my 4-H livestock as well as their tack and feed.
When I saw the above photograph taken by a friend, I was devastated to say the least. Lots of memories… playing hide and seek in the hay bales, early morning feeding of the cattle & horses, and the time I surprised a big ol’ owl sitting on the grain box…came flooding back.
So when The 2 Seasons featured a link to a company that restores old barns I was more than in heaven. Heritage Restorations not only restore barns – they do so much more – but you can discover that for yourself when you browse their website. If you like rustic or vintage industrial you are going to love it.
Now, take a look at a couple of my favorites.
This kitchen that The 2 Seasons featured on their blog grabbed my attention right away.
A bucket for a sink – wow!
This Art studio in Austin, Texas took my heart away. I believe it was moved from its original location in New York State and reassembled in its current location. Perfect for an art studio, lots of light and space…kind of a country loft space don’t you think?
Now that’s quite a ceiling fan, no?
And check out the fun slide beside those rustic stairs!
I know that they’re not for everyone, but I love the rustic vibe to these barns…and the concept of them being reclaimed and restored is just another bonus in my mind. Some purists don’t like the idea of the structures being moved to different locations, but I believe that if there’s a choice between moving and restoring an original building or having it disintegrate into the earth where it stands, I’d choose the relocation option.