K Barn 30’ X 50’
The pictures of this barn speak for themselves! This is a very finely hewn early swing beam barn in pristine condition overall with a nice mix of very large and medium hand hewn timbers that help give it a more refined and perhaps finished look than most hand hewn barns. As with most of our 30’x 50’ barns, (a common size) with the addition of a loft in 1/3 to 1/2 of the first floor space, this would make a excellent barn for the core of a 2000 to 2200 sq. ft home just by itself. If we added a well placed traditional shed addition to one side of the barn, or perhaps one end or both, we could easily increase the floor space to 3200 sq. ft and still have a very large cathedral ceiling great room. As you probably read in some of my other barn descriptions, I am a big fan of shed additions on these barns to increase the living space in a most cost effective way and also add some interesting looks to the overall barn itself, both exteriorly and interiorly.
The existing 17” swing beam and loft beam that support the floor joist of the loft are also a great feature, that rarely is all in tack in these barns by the time we get them, and as you can see from the photos they are an extremely handsome feature. Hand hewn rafters are also rare these days and another great plus to an otherwise splendid barn frame of the highest quality from my point of view.
As with most barns, you will probably have to install a ridge beam system to help your engineer feel better and support the roof but they are not a big ticket item all things considered and they also look great if done properly.
All of the above assumes you are looking for a barn frame to re-purpose into a home. This barn would also be a good choice for other re-purposed uses as well, including just a barn.
This is just a great barn frame by all accounts and they are getting harder and harder to find like this in such good condition. I do not expect that it will last long once it hits our web site here, so if you are interested in this one, give me a call please, be happy to discuss it with you. Dale 315-286-4847