Their seasoned timbers, sturdy roofs, varied shapes and styles of ornamentation are passing into history now, but I dream of restoring a barn one day, preserving and reusing its architecture and creating my dream home.
I am the girl who speeds to a stop, jumps out of the car, and starts snapping photos of random barns on the side of the road. I love their architecture – clean lines, peaked roof, and endless possibilities for open concept living.
Whether grand or modest in scale, weathered grey or brightly painted, rectangular, round, or polygonal, alone in a vast field or nestled on a hillside, barns are my happy place. They are romantic and nostalgic – drawing us back in time to an era when life was more arduous, but perhaps more serene than it is today.
I also obsessively research barn conversions. Here are some of my favourite examples of modern barn conversions –
I don’t know if I will ever be lucky enough to embark on a barn conversion but, I will never tire of dreaming of it…