When an early 20th century barn was converted to a milk house for a growing dairy operation in the 1960’s, its front lost one window and gained two doorways to accommodate cattle. While functional, the modest bit of architectural style the barn had possessed was slightly eroded.
A half century later, the barn is converted to a workshop and storage. It’s time to get a bit of style back! Openings on the right-hand side of the facade were infilled with salvaged siding from another building… conveniently painted an identical shade of Barn Red! The roof was repaired where a barn door track had cut into it. Original door and window headers were of the Craftsman style; they extended past the frames by about half an inch with ends cut at a 45 degree angle. This technique was duplicated for the new window and newly cased door.