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Chestertown NY Early Barn

30 X 40 feet | circa 1820' | Chestertown, NY

This frame is an exceptionally well crafted classic English frame. When we found it, it was tucked into the forest that has grown up around it. The structure is a mix of hardwood and softwood beams, with many of the posts being maple. It has a 12 foot loft built into the original design, though the loft  may need to be raised a foot to give modern headroom underneath. The rafter system is beautiful with a traditional queen system supporting the rafters at mid-span. Part of the big story on this frame are the roof and siding boards- wide and gorgeous! 

Details:

  • 1,200 square feet on the main floor, with another 360 feet of loft space

  • Hewn maple posts

  • Hewn pine top plates 

  • Half round pine rafters

  • 23'6" post bottoms to peak 

  • Beautiful wide roof boards

  • Siding boards with beautiful patina range from 10 to 18 inches wide are available to go with the frame

  • Restored frame, erected on your foundation, with original roof boards applied. 

 

Possibilities:

This frame is a great candidate for either a whole house, a great room, or a stand alone barn again.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

The barn has large eave doors on both sides.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

This frame has a beautiful and traditional gable profile.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Note the queen system that supports the rafter system at midspan.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

What a view to have from the loft. Wonderful patina and width on the boards.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Here is the frame stripped of its siding and roof boards.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

This stout barn will be ready to stand for many generations to come once restored.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

The frame is available with or without the wide original siding boards.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

The frame has a low tie beam in bent 2 with an incorporated ladder. The ladder could be left as a design feature.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

The rafter tails have a wonderful decorative swoop to them. The rafter tips are pegged together.

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Chestertown NY Early Barn

Drawings and Dimensions

Drawings and Dimensions

For more drawings click on the image and then 'Go to link'.

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