Architect: Ted Silius, Morrisville, VT
When MJ and Dan Davis were cruising around looking for something unique to buy for their home in the NE Kingdom of VT, it comes as no surprise that what they chose was originally a barn. It was a bank barn that was almost ready to fall over. There were holes in roof, and you could see the light through the walls. When most people would have walked away, they bought it. Slowly over the years, they turned it around and restored it post by post, beam by beam. It has room for guests, their dog Bella, MJ's office and Dan's woodworking shop.
The renovation started with a new foundation that allowed them to turn the barn around because they wanted to enter on second floor faced the road and hill. Most would have destroyed the the old foundation, but not in this case. It was not destroyed and has been converted to a great outdoor grill and sitting area, that of course, the dogs love!
When I brought my dog, Lady Dickens, she had the chance to hang out with Bella. The two had a grand time! Lady D even showed Bella how to open the side door to get into the guest suite.....Just jump up and put your front paws on the handle and push down.... this is door in the small one story part of the barn.
The end result to this renovation is a truly unique home.