Design snapshot: Tobacco barn truth and beauty - Fine Homebuilding
previous
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
    Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Gallery: Custom Flooring
    Gallery: Custom Flooring
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Solid Deck-Framing Advice
    Solid Deck-Framing Advice
next

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here


Design snapshot: Tobacco barn truth and beauty

comments (1) May 3rd, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

Click To Enlarge Photo: Katie Hutchison

 

I spotted this old tobacco barn en route to a friend's house in rural Connecticut. I immediately pulled over to admire it -- too bad if I was running late. It's a practical, yet artful, vernacular building type that has survived a waning New England industry. The hinged vertical boards open to ventilate drying cigar leaf tobacco. The crisp, standing-seam roof nicely contrasts the aging, red exterior, crowning the old with the new. Check out Connecticut Valley Vernacular by James F. O'Gorman for more information about these impressive work buildings and the industry that created them. 

Also, (since it never hurts to ask) if you're in the market to respectfully adapt an obsolete tobacco barn to a residential or creative use, let me know. It would be a dream project. 

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne

 

 

Read more design snapshots by architect Katie Hutchison.


posted in: Blogs, architecture, Design, Design snapshot, barns

Comments (1)

Edward1234 Edward1234 writes: Great Article. Thank you for posting this. You might be interested in checking out fine luxury homes by Brejnik Fine Homes(www.brejnik.ca). They build fine luxury houses. Brejnik team consists of qualified and trusted: Architects, Interior Designers, Appraisers / Lenders, Trades & Suppliers, Geo-technical engineers, Structural Engineers, Arborists, Landscape Architects, Pool & Water Feature.
Posted: 9:23 am on May 15th

Log in or create a free account to post a comment.