This red barn in Far Hills, New Jersey, was built in 1900 and has 6,000 square feet with 25-foot ceilings and a three-storied finished silo. In the late 1980s it was converted into a colorful and quirky house with some unexpected touches. It’s on the market, so let’s take a look…
A 115-Year-Old Barn Converted Into a House:
The listing says:
Mendham’s pastoral Roxiticus Valley is the panorama for this early 1900s barn beautifully converted for today’s living. Set well within its open 5+ acres, the land was originally part of a 1000-acre parcel of which 285 acres now comprise Mount Paul Park. Named for a Lenape chief, Chief Paul, the forested acres of Mount Paul frame the long valley views seen from the barn’s now expansive windows.
“On the home’s first level, once the hay loft, now the living room, the exposed original ceiling complete with hay stacking trolley hovers 25′ over the original wide-plank pine floor.”
Does anyone happen to have the time? 😉
I’d love to know the story behind all the clocks in the house. How many can you count?
An Artist’s Loft:
There’s even a trompe-l’œil grandfather clock in the silo’s playroom:
I could probably use a butler in a house this big…
There are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
The top floor of the silo has panoramic views of the property:
The listing says:
“Photographs passed down through the decades depict the barn’s construction in the early 1900s. It remained a barn, sheltering horses, cattle and hay until as recently as 1988 when while maintaining the intrinsic context of it’s past, the barn was converted to a three-level home, at once whimsical, elegant, and well equipped with today’s conveniences.”
The property would be beautiful in the fall!
Wouldn’t it be fun to explore a place like this? It’s on the market for $1.995 million. Check the listing for more photos and information. Thanks to Fiamma for telling me about it! 🙂