The sprawling "connected farmstead" was once a common way of building homes and barns in northern New England.
This large house and barn complex in western Maine is a good example of a New England connected farmstead, a common architectural sight in New England but not so much in other parts of the country. Usually consisting of a “big house”, or family living area, “little house”, or kitchen space, “back house”, which was usually a carriage house, and finally a barn, for keeping livestock. All of these structures are connected into one long building. Having them connected makes working between them so much easier in conditions such as is shown in the photograph. This is a particularly handsome and well maintained example with a fine barn.
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