Port Davidson Barn -- 30'x48'
Port Davidson swing beam frame with very high side walls (18' +/-) and all 10"x 12" hand hewn pine posts and double tie beams in all bents but bent 4, the loft beam. It has nice hefty 12"x 18" Swing beam. It also has 4"to 5" x 7" +/- hand hewn rafters which is very rare these days, maybe one in a 100 barns that we get. Another feature that I personally like is that this barn has 4"x4" +/- studs roughly every 3' OC, and almost all of them are there as you can see from the photos . Some can be cut and boxed in for larger windows, or just removed if you think they are too busy in certain places. It is roughly 4- 12' bays and there are also two loft systems that are available.
This barn is in pristine condition. From my point of view, it is a superior barn frame for home conversion purposes. With the existing lofts and very high side walls, would make a great 2000- 2200 sq. ft +/- home just by itself and still have a very large open great room. Add 1 or 2 well place traditional shed additions ( lean-to), which I am a fan of, and you could easily get your sq. footage up to 3000 or 3500 sq. ft. Of course you could also get much more sq. footage if you make this the central room a much large complex, as some folks seem to be doing these days. In any case, it is just an excellent barn frame and another fine example of very early timber framing and the exceptional barns that also come from our Canadian neighbor.
Call for more details. In this active market today, I don’t think this one will last long.