Circa 1745 Stone Barn completely remodeled. I am fortunate to work in a part of the country that is packed with history. As part of that history, the homes and estates of a by gone era still adorn the country side. No where else in the country will you find more 250 year old stone houses and barns than in Bucks County, PA. Everywhere you turn, there is another antique farmhouse with its own story to tell. Having worked on countless antique homes, some pre-dating the American Revolution by several generations, has been a dream. Learning the tricks and techniques used by carpenters and masons from generations ago has been an outstanding experience.
Homes that are a couple hundred years old always present challenges. In essence, they tend to fall apart when working on them. For example, the lime used in old world mortar will break down over time. Many of the stone buildings that we have worked on require extensive masonry repairs just because the old mortar has turned to sand. Knowing this, we prepare measures to ensure that the homes are structurally sound with temporary walls and floor systems prior to starting the repairs.
Finding hidden treasures in the walls is quite common. We have found all manner of objects from old pistols to photographs, from paintings to children's books, from what appeared to be a package with someones complete alternate personal profile to include bank notes and identifications, from everything a teenager wishes his parents never find... Oh yes, these things really happen all the time. Whats lurking within your walls!?
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Stone Barn, circa 1745, Bucks County Stone Barn, Cedar Shake Roof, Metal Stand and Seam Roof
Bucks County Stone Barn fully restored. Circa 1745. Cedar Shake Roof.
Stone Walls. Outdoor Fireplace. Patio and outdoor living space.
New Cedar Shake Roof against the summer forest foliage.
Seamless Glass. Large rain shower. His and Hers shower control and handhelds.