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.


  • 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


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.


Tel: 802.774.8972

19 North Street
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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