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Title:
The barn book : creative conversions for country living
Author:
Corbett-Winder, Kate.
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Publication Information:
North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Pub., 1990.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780943955285
Format :
Book

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Summary

Living in a barn requires a sense of adventure, but once experienced it becomes an addictive way of life, according to the owners of some of these converted barns. Now, in place of cows, horses, fodder or hops, the new occupants of the barns are people who have painstakingly restored a valuable part of the British countryside. Many are artists or architects whose imaginations have been challenged by the potential of a medieval monastic barn, Palladian stable block or towering hopkiln.


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Booklist Review

Since both author and barns are British, the various ordinances and regulations cited in this gallery of restorations do not apply in the U.S. The design ideas, however, will grab anyone interested in the restoration of old buildings. Most of the structures depicted were situated on large estates and are much grander than most of their American counterparts, resembling big old American houses and commercial buildings instead. The homes made from them are correspondingly very elegant and incorporate many lovely details that could be copied or adapted. Libraries whose patrons enjoy House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and other magazines featuring tony home architecture have ready audiences for this volume. Index. --Maurine Hoffmann