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Benson Barn

34 X 48 feet | 1880s | Benson, Vermont

This frame, originally built in the 1880s stands a majestic 34 feet wide and 48 feet long. It has a steeply pitched roof, which allows for a tall ceiling upstairs and the potential for a loft spanning two bays. Both the roof boards and wall boards are in excellent condition and the frame features long timbers that are hand hewn. The posts themselves are sawn. The well preserved vertical wall boards are a beautiful honey color. As we removed the wide hemlock wall boards, we labeled each one so they can be installed back in the same location. Many of the timber boards are over 15 inches wide, and the patina on them is spectacular.

 

Details: 

  • 1500+ square feet (with additional 750 potential for loft)​

  • Roof and wall boards in good condition

  • Potential for loft

  • Long timbers are hand hewn, sawn posts and rafters

  • Restored frame, erected on your foundation with roof boards applied and wall boards provided

Possibilities:

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

 

Read more about this frame on our blog:

Preliminary Drawings and dimensions

Preliminary Drawings and dimensions

More detailed drawings coming soon. These preliminary drawings are for reference only. For more drawings click on the image and then 'Go to link'

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

Exterior view - original purple slate visible repairs noticeable from lighter slate color

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

Gable wall is 32 feet wide - roof pitch is 10-12

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

In this photo, you can see a gable bent of the frame being flown during the careful disassembly.

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

We caught an incredible sunset as we disassembled this noble frame.

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

In this photo, the bents were ready to lifted down with a crane.

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

The roof boards on the Benson frame have beautiful color, and many are very wide.

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

This beautiful intersection is in the queen system, which supports the rafters at mid-span.

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

The barn has incredible 48 foot beams! This hand hewn timber supports the rafters.

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

Expansive roof gives cathedral effect - nice roof boards

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

Interior color is honey brown - nice vertical wall boards

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

Partial loft floor joists noticeable - potential for 750 sq ft loft

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

The interior of the barn is tall, spacious, and gracious

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

This photo shows the "queen system," which supports the weight of the roof at midspan of the rafters

Benson Barn

Benson Barn

The beams and boards have beautiful color

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