Lowman NY Prior Barn

40 X 40 feet | circa 1830's | Lowman, NY

The footprint of this barn is rare. We do not come across many that are square. We love the dimensionality of this structure with its multiple internal posts, and the great potential for a loft at one or both ends of the building. The exceptionally tall posts also help to give headroom for lofts. The patina on the softwood timbers is exceptional. 

Details:

  • 1,600 square feet on the main floor, with potential for another 1,000 feet of loft space

  • Hewn softwood timbers, including hewn rafters

  • Two wonderful ladders built into the frame 

  • Approximately 6/12 roof pitch 

  • Includes original thick plank floor boards to do one loft

  • The beautiful original siding is 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 or a great room. 

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

This frame has a presence without being overly tall on the landscape due to the low roof angle

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

We love the continuous vertical lines created by the stacked interior posts and ladders.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

The frame has beautiful hewn rafters, and wonderful roof boards.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

The craftsmanship put into this frame is on exhibit in the carefully wedged rungs of this ladder.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

The frame has a full length queen system, including two 40 foot beams, that pick up the rafters at mid span.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

The barn must have been packed full of hay in days past, with access achieved by two built in ladders.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

We love the geometry of the gable joinery. Also note the original wide siding boards.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

The barn has an original 12 foot loft at one end. The original floor boards are three inches thick, and can be reused.

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

At 40x40 feet, this space is grand. Perhaps a great space for a square dance!

Lowman NY Prior Barn

Lowman NY Prior Barn

The joinery on this frame is exceptional. We love these original pegs sticking through the top plate.

Drawings and dimensions

Drawings and dimensions

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