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Barn Chic: Blueprint

Travel East

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Location

Stowe, Vt.

Closest Skiing

Stowe Mountain Resort, 20 minutes away

Square Footage

7,000

Lot Size

6 acres

Architect

Milford Cushman

Original Purchase Price

$295,000

First Renovation Cost

$300,000

Second Renovation Cost

$300,000

Effective Reuse

Despite its folksy Americana appeal, the insulation value of old barn wood is about zero. The architect’s solution: Use the recycled barn wood on the interior walls to add quirkiness, warmth and historic charm to the living spaces, and sheathe the home’s exterior in new wood to keep out the cold and create a more unified, planned look.