Castleton Carriage Barn

22 X 24 feet | circa 1860s | Castleton, Vermont

This frame is well constructed. Built when the slate industry was beginning in our area, the rafter system has closely spaced 4x4 timbers that have beautiful color. In our restoration, we will be adding collar ties to further stiffen the roof. The posts are ash, the top plates are pine and the girts are a beautiful hickory.

Details: 

  • 500+ square feet

  • Double girts on each of the three bents

  • Braces at tops and bottoms of posts

  • Floor joists for the loft are half-round

  • Beautiful vintage roof boards

Possibilities:

This stout little structure is ideal for a small home. Even with its small footprint, this structure can have both a cathedral section and a half second floor that would look out and down into the house. The double girt means that there is already a timber spanning the edge of the loft at handrail height. The frame could also be a great little horse barn or garage.

Castleton Carriage Barn - Drawing

Castleton Carriage Barn - Drawing

Castleton Carriage Barn

Castleton Carriage Barn

When we became aware of this barn, tucked in back of a house near the center of town, trees had engulfed the structure. Still, it stood tall in spite of being neglected.

Castleton Carriage Barn

Castleton Carriage Barn

The Castleton Carriage Barn had horizontal clapboards installed over vertical siding. The clapboards are fatigued, but the original vertical boards are in great shape. The barn has a large door that could be used again if it becomes a garage.

Castleton Carriage Barn

Castleton Carriage Barn

The rafters are beautiful 4x4s. We will be installing collar ties to further stiffen the roof system in its next life.

Castleton Carriage Barn

Castleton Carriage Barn

This frame is ideally suited to have a half loft, where the next inhabitant can get an up-close view of the gorgeous roof boards.

GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES

Tel: 802.774.8972

luke@GreenMountainTimberFrames.com

19 North Street
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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