Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26

We were driving home one night last week and my husband decided to take the indirect route home. I always enjoy that - you never know what you might find! On this evening we found something good. He was driving along when I yelled "stop" because I saw this great barn being worked on. Being the good husband he is, he stopped on the side of the road so I could get a few pictures.

 
They've torn much of this barn away to fix it up.  It looks like it'll be almost new when they finish it.
 


 
Here's a close-up that shows a potential inhabitant.  If you look closely, on the right side of the white stack of materials you can see a chicken.
 

 
This is the beautiful house next to the barn.   I think I could live here!
 
I've linked up with Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily.

19 comments:

S. Etole said...

The house is similar to the home my grandparents had. Looks like a wonderfully cared for place.

Carletta said...

How wonderful that they are restoring it! I wonder if they will paint it to match that gorgeous house?
My Hubby stops too. We 're blessed wives. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I could live there too! What a lovely home with wonderful folks who are repairing not totally replacing the barn. I love that!
xo jj

Susan said...

Wonderful you captured that.

Mersad said...

A very peaceful place.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So glad to see they are restoring the barn. Those big square farmhouses are my favorite.

Kaya said...

That is very nice that they try to rebuilt this barn. I am sure it will be beautiful.

I love this house. It's big but so wonderful. I could easily leave there.

Elaine said...

Great to see a barn being restored! Love the farmhouse.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How wonderful! The house is beautiful! Twyla

Rose said...

I hope you can make it back when it is finished. The house is a beauty.

Judy said...

Yay!! Someone is saving a barn! I too could live in that house.

Bev said...

Good for them... redoing the barn...that is a lot of work!!And I love the house.... looks like they really take care of things!!

Cassie said...

I love the house, could quite nicely move right in there. When I was young and we drove in the country my grampa would say as we past different places depending on the size of the house. Big house he'd say, the wife's the boss there. Big barn he'd say the husband is the boss there. Looks like even bosses at that place.

Tricia Hays said...

Looks like they're going to fix it up real good... Keep an eye on the place & post updates, please! =) Wonderful to see it wasn't demolished!

They're saying the Syria war could be WW3, because Russia, China & Iran are strongly warning the US against any kind of retaliation... Iran says that Israel will be 1st victim if the US takes action in Syria... Obama could be the death of us all if he's allowed to continue to have his way!
I'll definitely check out Harbinger.

Thank you for joining Barn Charm =)

Blackberry Lane said...

That's a big barn and I love that home. I would love to see inside!

Christina said...

That's great they're restoring the barn! Perhaps you'll share another shot when it's completed. What a lovely home with an inviting porch!

Allyson Ripple said...

This is definitely a great find, Mari! I've seen lots of barns in “Barn Charm” and most of them are damaged and abandoned. It's good to see a barn that's being fixed for a change. Anyway, the second house looks amazing. Given the chance, I want to move in there too. LOL! Allyson Ripple @ DnMRoofing.net

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, that looks like such a comfortable spacious house. I think I could live there too. They must be the kind of people that like to have everything looking just right, don't you think?

Jere Leach said...

The owners might've wanted to keep this barn for the future, so they combined their efforts in improving its overall structure. The roofing system still looks sturdy, but then you can see that the entire surface was already worn out. I hope that they made some development on that one too.
Jere Leach @ Yancey Home Improvements