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Mt Elgin 2 Barn


Mt Elgin 2 Barn - 38’x56’

The Mt. Elgin 2 barn is what I would call a superior barn. If you read thru my link on our web site What Makes a Good Barn, Barn Home Conversions ( you will see that this barn qualifies for the majority of the characteristics that I think are important in choosing a great barn for barn home conversion purposes. Chief amongst these would be it is in excellent condition, great color, it has very high side walls (17’), very large timbers (10”x10” posts and 10”x 12” € tie breams), a stunning canted purlin system and very rare 5-side ridge beam. It also has more than enough knee braces for structural strength ( we can remove some as need for windows) and visual appeal, and nice mix of predominantly squared timbers with pole rafters and a few girts that I think adds some interesting texture mix. This also generally indicates an earlier barn. The only additional element that is missing is a swing beam and we have some have some spares if you would like to put one in, although this frame is very stunning as is and I think it could carry its own weight without the addition of a swing beam

It has nice size bays of roughly 14’ and the interior bents all have 2 posts that are to help support the weight of the entire roof system that are evenly spaces as well, creating a nice balance and plenty of space on the exterior for separate rooms and work around these posts. It is a very balanced and nicely spaced main posts to provide you with many options for creative floor plan designs with a minimum of frame adaptations. The 17’ high side walls offers plenty of room for 2 full stories and lofts as desired with wall height.

For example you could do entire first floor of 2126 sq. ft with large open cathedral great room, kitchen/dining area, master bedroom/bath etc, and then second floor on 2 bays for roughly 1064 sq.ft. for more bedrooms etc, and a smaller open 114’x20’ (280 s.f.) loft in one of the other 4 bays for total of roughly 3500 sq. ft of living space. If you wanted more sq. footage you could also add a traditional shed addition to one or both sides. A barn this size has many options as the core of a very large home or business depending on your vision. If you are looking for a large barn frame for any repurposed use, I would highly recommend you look closely at this one. Call or write for more information and pricing. Thx, Dale


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