BARN FRAMES FOR SALE

Visit Our Workshop!

We invite you to visit the Green Mountain Timber Frame workshop in Middletown Springs, Vermont! See Dan McKeen’s showcase of several old barn frames that he has restored, erected and has available for sale. When you stand inside these historic timber frames, you can feel the history of the timbers and get a sense for the space that could someday become your own home or barn.

Preserve History - Make It Your Home!

The post and beam frames featured below can be transformed into beautiful custom timber frame homes, studios and barns.

Tapered Wall Corn Crib

16 X 31 feet | 1830s | South Hartford, New York

​This is an adorable corn crib with unique tapered walls, built in the 1830s. It has a slate roof,  and is in excellent pre-restoration condition. The unique multi-level structure is versatile and features 8-foot ceilings. The tapered walls could be straightened if requested.

 

Details: 

   - 1000 square feet​ (500 per floor)​
   - Second floor

   - Hardwood floor joists and rafters are hand hewn, Beech
     or Chestnut
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with

     second floor boards and roof boards

Possibilities:

This frame would make a lovely studio or guest room with its unique tapered walls. Or have some fun and build the ultimate kids’ playhouse!

Hand Hewn Gunstock Frame

30 X 42 feet | circa 1780 | South Hartford, New York

Built in the 1780s, this hand hewn frame features wide pine plank wall boards and roof boards. The frame has a special post-medieval design and a slate roof in great condition. The posts taper gracefully at the top, the signature indicator of a gunstock frame. The spacious feel of this frame highlights the beauty of its unique architecture and the stunning color of the wood.

 

Details: 

   - 1250 square feet​
   - Potential for loft

   - Hardwood floor joists and rafters are hand hewn
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with second        floor boards and roof boards

Possibilities:

This frame would make a beautiful great room or the start of a magnificent home. It could also be expanded upon with the addition of sheds or other smaller barn frames.

Hardwood Hand Hewn Frame

18 X 40 feet | circa 1850s | South Hartford, New York

This hardwood hand hewn frame was built around 1850 in New York. Its unique long, narrow shape could easily be enlarged with a shed addition. While the adjacent shed has marginal construction, its slate roof is valuable. This beautiful frame, in good condition, has excellent potential.

 

Details: 

   - 700 square feet​ with potential for loft

   - Half round rafters

   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with floor

     boards and roof boards

Possibilities:

This frame, in its unique long layout, would make a great guest house, woodworking shop, or garage with a shed addition. It could also be used as the basis for an addition to an existing home.

5-Sided Ridge Beam Frame

22 X 32 feet | circa 1840s | South Hartford, New York

Built around 1840, this wonderful frame boasts a 5-sided ridge beam design, a style unique to this era. The hardwood timbers are of Beech or Chestnut and a loft could be added to the frame. No interior pictures at this time.

 

Details: 

   - 700 square feet​
   - Potential for loft

   - Hardwood, hewn frame of Beech or Chestnut

   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with floor

     boards and roof boards

Possibilities:

This frame would make a beautiful historic home, or be used as the great room in a larger custom house. It could also be used for a studio or an addition to an existing home.

Hand Hewn Timber Log Home 

28 X 36 feet | 1778 | Danby, Vermont

An extremely rare example of an early Vermont Pioneer Home. Constructed during the era when Vermont was a Republic, this cape style frame is a museum piece in excellent condition. The original home was built by Anthony Nichols, a Quaker and cabinet maker.

 

Details: 

   - 2000+ square feet​, option for second floor​
   - Walls are White Pine timbers hewn 9 inches wide,

     16 inches tall and 28 to 36 feet long
   - Floor joists and rafters are hewn Chestnut timbers​
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with

     second floor boards and roof boards

Possibilities:

This frame would make a lovely rustic home, a great cabin beside a lake or river, a one-of-a-kind studio or office.

Chestnut Timbered Corn Crib

14 X 18 feet | 1778 | Danby, Vermont

This corn crib was located behind the 1778 hand hewn timber log home. The rare six bent frame likely served as a storehouse for food for the Nichols family and their cattle.

Details:

   - 500 square feet, option for second floor
   - Rare six bent frame made from Chestnut timbers
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with
roof

     boards

Possibilities:

This frame would ideally be restored alongside the hand hewn timber log home above. It offers plenty of room to be used as a bedroom, reading room or outbuilding. While its tapered walls could be straightened, they are more historically accurate and unique in their current form.

German Style White Oak Frame

31 X 50 feet | early 1800s | Granville, New York

This early 1800s German style White Oak frame has both hand hewn and quarter sawn timbers.

Details:

   - 1550 square feet
   - White Oak frame has both hand hewn and quarter sawn

     timbers
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with roof

     boards

Possibilities:

This frame’s massive timbers lend a medieval feel to the structure. It could be used as a spacious barn, studio or workshop. With shed additions and a second floor loft, it could also create a fantastic barn home.

Hand Hewn Pine Frame

21 X 30 feet | 1840s | Benson, Vermont

This hand hewn Pine frame has a lovely color and feels very spacious.

Details:

   - 630 square feet
   - Hand hewn Pine frame
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with roof

     boards

Possibilities:

This timber frame would make a perfect great room. With shed additions, it could be expanded to 31 x 40 feet and turned into a nice-sized barn home, particularly with the addition of a second floor loft.

5-Sided Ridge Beam Carriage Barn

17 X 26 | 1840s | Pittsford, Vermont

This beautiful carriage barn features 8-foot ceilings on the first floor. A versatile frame, it can be expanded to a 24 X 36. The frame has a quaint second floor with 6-foot ceilings.

Details:

   - 880 square feet (440 per floor)
   - Option for second floor (complete or loft)
   - Shed addition could be added to this frame to make it

     24 X 36 feet long
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with
roof

     boards

Possibilities:

This frame would work well as a great room, a small addition to an existing home or frame, a spacious guest room or the perfect cabin. The second floor would make the ideal space for a cozy loft or children’s room. The options are endless.

Gunstock Barn Frame

25 X 40 | 1760s | Pawlet, Vermont

This unique barn was on the property of the second oldest house in Pawlet, VT, incorporated in 1761. It is called a Gunstock frame because the posts that hold it up are tapered from bottom to top in order to allow two timbers to join and overlap at the top of the post. This rare and special barn was up when they signed the Declaration of Independence!

Details:

   - 1000 square feet
   - Predominantly 
Chestnut timber frame, with Oak roof

     boards

   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with roof

     boards

Possibilities:

This frame would make one of the best great rooms you can imagine! Extremely versatile, it could also accommodate a kitchen / living room / dining room or a deluxe, custom-designed studio or garage.

1880s Vintage Barn

18 X 30 | circa 1880s | Middletown Springs, Vermont

Built in the 1880s, this vintage frame measures 18’ X 30’ and is built from sawn 8’ X 8’  timbers. The person who built the barn used traditional post and beam joinery. The interior design is very unique. The barn has a beautiful slate roof as well.

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Details:

   - 1100 square feet
   - 1 and 1/2 stories tall
   -
Floor boards in great condition

   - Traditional post and beam joinery, hardwood Spruce
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with siding,        roof boards, floor boards, and the slate roof

Possibilities:

This frame would make a very nice first home, a workshop, studio or camp. For someone looking for a bigger space, we can easily add ten-foot shed additions, which would increase the first floor living space to 28’ X 38’.

Ira Corn Crib

14 X 18 | Circa 1770s | Ira, Vermont

Built in the 1770s, we found this classic Vermont corn crib out back behind the gunstock timber frame barn from Ira. You can read more about the main property in my blog.

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Details:

   - 504 square feet (2 floors)
   -
Hardwood Spruce timber frame with hand hewn timbers
   - Restored frame, erected on your foundation with roof

     boards

Possibilities:

This barn would make a perfect cabin, small studio, bedroom addition or storage barn.