Hampton Barn

26 X 36 feet | circa 1840s | Hampton, New York

This structure is a beautiful English style barn. The posts and horizontal timbers are very large, and they have beautiful color. This frame is at a size that interior posts are not necessary, making the inside space an open canvas for living space or work space. The wetlands visible in some of the photos of this barn were created about thirty years ago by beavers. The farmer I purchased this barn from used to put hay from those fields- now beaver pond- into this barn as a kid.

 

Details: 

  • 900+ square feet

  • Oak posts

  • Clear span girts

  • Roof board up to 18 inches wide

Possibilities:

This remarkable frame would make a wonderful great room in a house or it could be a stand alone destination point for gatherings. It could also be a garage or workshop.

Hampton Barn - Drawings

Hampton Barn - Drawings

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Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

This frame is tall with 14 foot eves. It is a classic New England design with a twelve foot bay in the center for backing the wagon in loaded with hay.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

The Hampton Barn was a "bank barn," meaning that it had a lower level underneath the main timber frame. Cows and pigs were housed below, and the hay and corn to feed them was stored above.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

The horizontal girt timbers are massive, as are the posts. This allows the frame to span the 26 foot width of the building without center posts.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

The joinery in this frame is exceptional. In this photo, you can see how the brace is "housed" into the post, giving it wonderful strength. You can also see how tight the joinery is! The pegs were hand carved oak.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

We love imagining the farmer nailing this horse shoe to a stout oak post. Was it to secure good luck for the upcoming hay season? The way the light plays and dances on a hewn timber is beautiful.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

Some of the horizontal ties are left half-round, while some are hewn.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

This Hampton Barn corner post stands strong and true as it supports the roof, the horizontal ties, and the gable girt.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

We love the artistic care that the crafters of this frame put into the flare on the rafter tails.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

This barn can have vintage siding reapplied in its next life, or it could have sheet-rock or plaster installed in back of the timbers if it becomes a barn home.

Hampton Barn

Hampton Barn

We imagine a bank of windows installed between the horizontal timbers in this barn's next life. What a view it had over these farming fields and pond for the first nearly 200 years of life!

GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES

Tel: 802.774.8972

luke@GreenMountainTimberFrames.com

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Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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