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.

Hand Hewn 18th Century Gunstock Frame

30 X 40 feet | 1780s | Shoreham, Vermont

This well-preserved timber frame is a fine specimen of a hand hewn gunstock frame. A 5-sided ridge beam, it was built in the 1780s. It boasts White Oak posts, Cedar rafters and soft wood tie and top plate timbers.

 

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This hand hewn frame would make a beautiful great room or a cozy home, studio or restored barn.

Gambrel Barn House

28 X 38 feet | 1790 | Danby, Vermont

This early gambrel barn home is a rare find in Vermont. The frame is gunstock, and is constructed with Beech and American Chestnut. It originally had a massive central chimney and fireplace.

 

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This timber frame would make a magnificent two floor house or a majestic great room addition.

The Hero Barn - A Gunstock Timber Frame

26 X 36 feet | 1780s | North Hero, Vermont

This barn is a rare and valuable find hailing from North Hero. The gunstock frame is made with Oak and American Chestnut. This barn has a 36-foot ridge beam, made from American Chestnut. It also boasts hand hewn, Chestnut diagonal braces. This frame has a steep roof pitch (12/12).

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This frame would make a beautiful great room, studio, or barn.

Post-Medieval Constructed Gunstock Frame

30 X 40 feet | 1760s | Castleton, Vermont

This large, 1760's barn is a rare and valuable find. It is in great condition and features post medieval construction - the earliest kind of construction in Vermont's history.

 

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This frame would make a beautiful barn home, carriage barn, studio or restored barn. 

Benson Barn

34 X 48 feet | 1880s | Benson, Vermont

This large barn is in good condition and, coming from Vermont’s “slate belt,” boasts a unique purple slate roof that is of the best quality of all the different available slate from our region.

 

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This frame would make a beautiful barn home, or restored barn and could also be used as a wonderful gallery or studio.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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