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Wow. This article from the Times is SO inspiring to me. This couple bought an old crappy barn three hours north of Manhattan for $150K and then did all kinds of renovations to make it warm and livable. I wish the article mentioned how much they paid in renovations. The idea of buying a crummy old barn or warehouse and fixing it up gets me so excited.

via ATNY

  1. Kristine

    January 8, 2008

    Wow, American barns are really lovely to start with. Certainly beats the corrugated tin shed you usually find in Australian paddocks. Great renovation they have done.

  2. sweetbeans

    January 8, 2008

    Wow. I think my “new” new year’s resolution is to have someone give me that house!

  3. Jill

    January 8, 2008

    thank you for posting this – i love the idea of finding a shack with a great shape and adapting it – that barn is beautiful

  4. love.boxes

    January 8, 2008

    Those windows and all that light!!! Just amazing photos!

  5. robin k

    January 8, 2008

    Awesome idea.

  6. amber

    January 8, 2008

    articles like this always give me goosbumps. it would be so much fun!

  7. studio wellspring

    January 8, 2008

    great minds think alike, jordan. i posted about the same thing today. ;o) hopefully we’ll both be so lucky to have a similar project someday.

  8. Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life

    January 9, 2008

    Wouldn’t that be so much fun? But, I wonder if there would be lingering barny smells.

  9. Laura

    January 9, 2008

    I’m drooling just thinking about this barn!

  10. Liz

    January 9, 2008

    Forget how much they paid to renovate it, how much do they pay to heat it?

  11. ali

    January 9, 2008

    I hope you get to do it someday!

  12. monica

    January 9, 2008

    that sounds so dreamy to me!

  13. Tonia Conger

    January 9, 2008

    I had some friends in Montana who renovated a barn for a living space. It had such a unique energy; i loved it.

  14. Laura

    January 12, 2008

    I just saw this online yesterday. What an amazing renovation!

  15. upstater

    February 28, 2008

    I have a 36×60 3 story barn that I would like to sell, it has the very nice Gambrel style roof and is in great shape. It’s located in Upstate New York, email of interested and I can send pictures.

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