Reader's Rooms: Watch the House Grow

Reader's Rooms: Watch the House Grow

Sarah Coffey
Feb 18, 2009

When we put up a post last week about barn conversions, AT Reader citizengreen (aka John) included a link to his own barn renovation in the Catskills. He's documenting the renovation process with a blog called "Watch the House Grow," and the results so far are pretty stunning...

posted originally from: AT:Chicago

John says, "I've moved an old barn beam structure (circa 1790's) to a new concrete pad and built my house around it."

"I've made it through this winter heating only with wood. I've used whatever old barn siding was still in solid shape for some interior walls and the heavy plank barn flooring for everything from kitchen counters to stairs and benches."

"In the winter months, I slide the bed up next to the back of the masonry heater which pops through the wall into my bedroom. It's my dutch wife. It's a bit minimalist, but the monochromatic color scheme and lack of window treatments forces the view to be the main (and only) focus. And at night, there is not even that distraction from falling fast asleep."

What an incredible labor of love! Thanks for sharing your home with the AT community, John. To watch John's house as it continues to grow, check out the blog.

Photos: Watch the House Grow

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