The Fleecydale Barn

  • Pennsylvania
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 1745
  • Lot Size
  • 10acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Alpha Genesis

    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!?

    Stone Barn, circa 1745, Bucks County Stone Barn, Cedar Shake Roof, Metal Stand and Seam Roof

    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis

    Bucks County Stone Barn fully restored. Circa 1745. Cedar Shake Roof.

    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis

    Stone Walls. Outdoor Fireplace. Patio and outdoor living space.

    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis
    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis

    New Cedar Shake Roof against the summer forest foliage.

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    Seamless Glass. Large rain shower. His and Hers shower control and handhelds.

    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis
    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis
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    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis
    Photo Courtesy of Alpha Genesis
    Posted By
    Alpha Genesis
    @patrickpastella "We believe architecture is a form of conquest. We believe Curb Appeal means nothing without a little Sex Appeal. We believe that rules are boring. We believe that those who are bold enough to carve their name into history merit a home that demonstrates their tenacity. Working with our designers lets you make (and break) your own rules, creating the home you deserve." Patrick Pastella, President Alpha Genesis is a design-build firm based out of Solebury, PA. From inception to completion, we manage each project we take on every step of the way. Our hands-on approach allows us to help you create bold and purposeful designs that never sacrifice function for style. With boundless ideas and a wide network of building and regulatory partners, we work effectively with constant communication to ensure you end up with the home of your dreams.
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