Rupert Granary

17 X 20 feet | circa 1800 | Rupert, Vermont

This little granary is a remarkable example of early New England craftsmanship. It is a classic granary or corn crib, with eve walls that are wider at the top than at the base, making the walls tip out five inches on each side. This technique was used to help in keeping the valuable corn and grain dry. The rafters are hewn hardwood, as are the posts and other beams. The granary has a central loft, and could be converted to be half loft or full loft.

 

Details: 

  • 340 square feet of footprint, with the possibility of another 300 feet of loft space

  • Slanted eve walls add a fascinating feature

  • Beautiful rafter tail details

  • Hewn rafters

  • Comes with vintage roof boards and one layer of vintage siding that can provide the interior show surface

Possibilities:

This stout little structure is ideal for a cabin or small studio. It could also be an adorable garden barn. The structure can be left cathedral ceiling for a wide open and tall feeling.

Drawings and dimensions

Drawings and dimensions

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

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

Past residents of the granary have included a family of red foxes!

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

This frame was crafted with such care. Here you can see the beautiful detail on the rafter tails

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

Here is the staircase going up to the loft. Corn was dropped down from above into bins that lined both eve walls.

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

There is beautiful color on the hand hewn timbers, and the first floor is tall.

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

In this photo, you can see how the loft floor does not extend to the eve wall.

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

The granary has a large door on one gable, with space for windows on either side.

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

The walls on this granary are purposely tipped out at the eves. Windows can be added along the eve walls.

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

The joinery in the oak posts is beautifully crafted

Rupert Granery

Rupert Granery

We found these corn kernels under the loft floor. Also note in this photo that there are two full length timbers that are stepped over the mid girt. It is an unusual and beautiful feature.

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