Nichols Store 2-Story Frame

21 X 27.5 feet | 1800s | Danby, Vermont

This structure has a fascinating history! It was built by one of the founding families of Danby, Vermont, around 1806, and was used as a general store. We are lucky to have two years of store ledger notes from the 1800s. We are especially grateful to be a part of preserving this frame as it will be the third barn owned by the Nichols family that Green Mountain Timber Frames has restored. The frame was originally plastered, and has two full stories. There is definite Dutch influence on display in this frame, with full width hand hewn floor joists, and an unusual braced upper cube where the rafters sit. The five sided ridge beam is beautiful, as are the vintage roof boards.

 

Details:

  • 1,150 square feet with two floors

  • Measures 21 feet and 4 inches by 27 feet and 6 inches

  • The second floor can be left cathedral, or have the attic floor put back in

  • Clear span with beautiful hewn 6 x 8 floor joists

  • Large beach posts, pine floor joists and rafters

 

Possibilities:

This structure would make an incredible barn home, shop, or class space. The building is tall, and would lend itself beautifully to having a shed addition that could make space for a mudroom, bath, or kitchen, while keeping the original space wide open.

Drawings and dimensions

Drawings and dimensions

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Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

The store structure sits nestled among the larger barns and shadowed by the Green Mountains

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

The structure has a two full stories, and a beautifully straight ridge line

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

The floor joists are beautiful hewn pine, and span the full 21 feet plus of the timber frame

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

The frame sports a beautiful five sided ridge with braces, half round rafters, and great color on the boards

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

Nichols Store 2-Story Timber Frame

The second floor is spacious, and could have the attic floor reinstalled for a half loft, or could be left fully cathedral

GREEN MOUNTAIN TIMBER FRAMES

Tel: 802.774.8972

luke@GreenMountainTimberFrames.com

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Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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