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Borrowing An Old World Look For Your New Barndominium Grounds

Are you lucky enough to have an old fieldstone outbuilding or barn on the property you bought for your forever home barndominium?

Take a page from this wonderful restoration on Filly’s Island in the Cotswolds of England.

A Lilleputian delight in your own back yard

The tiny 35 foot x 10 foot structure has lived many lives including its original use in the 1750’s when it housed a cart that a horse pulled for the mill up the stream. It later became storage space for apples from the village orchard and later a garage and play house for the local kids – who are now 80+ years old!

The owner says, “Care was taken during the renovation to reuse anything that could be and other materials were locally sourced. The roof is original old Cotswold tiles, the porch is reclaimed oak” (leftovers from the porch are now lamps in the house).

Old barn doors were cut down and repurposed as kitchen cabinet doors. Corrugated metal makes a unique focal wall.

A pair of old fire buckets turned pendant lights.

Wait a minute.

You don’t even need a charming 18th century field house to achieve this old world ambiance. There are tons of interior decor touches that you can incorporate into your 21st century barndominium, barn home or converted pole barn.

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