New life for an Historic Barn

 

Phase Two of this project finalizes the transformation of a former dilapidated calf barn into an event space at the flourishing Van Hoosen Farm. After years of neglect and deterioration the barn's fate was inevitable. The farm staff recorded the barns characteristics and had the failing structure taken down with the exception of the exterior masonry walls.  Phase One of the project reconstructed the exterior of the barn, while Phase Two provides heating, cooling, insulation, restrooms and interior finishes – all in service of providing a memorable environment with a strong connection to its historic roots. Jackie’s deep respect and understanding for historical structures permitted her to not only restore the Calf Barn to its original glory, but to transition its use from working calf barn to an exciting event space setting. 

 

 

Getting ready for a party!

The Calf Barn restored, re-purposed and placed back in context in the Farm.

The Calf Barn restored, re-purposed and placed back in context in the Farm.

The former Bull Run.

The former Bull Run.

Milk House and Barn from the front yard.

Milk House and Barn from the front yard.