The Maine Adventure

The Property
The Site...  Landscaping... Outside Design... The Natural Environment...
Gentle Demolition...  Moving the Barn...  Moving the Cape...  Reconnecting the Cape...  The Cape Renovation... Becoming a B&B...
The Farmhouse
Prepping for the Farmhouse...Modular Farmhouse & Stick-built Garage...Farmhouse Interior...
The Homer Jones Barn
The original Homer Jones Barn...The new HJ Barn...Homer Barn Interior...Owner's Quarters

The Heroes-My Working Partners...  The Gallery... The Retreats... The Destination Weddings


  Project 13a: Preparing the New Building....  Project 13b: The New Building-The Farmhouse....  Project 13c: The New Building-The Barn

Project 13c: The New Building-The Barn

And here are the Barn plans, designed specifically to match a barn that was designed and built in North Waldoboro over two hundred years ago by Homer Jones.

Buying the Homer Jones Barn

Another magical thing that's happened is that Harold was called to take down a 200+ year old barn about 30 miles from here, and he asked if I'd like to buy it. I said YES! It's got LOTS of gorgeous old wood, hand hewn beams that are 18+ feet long, a nifty hanging hay grabber and lots of other historical goodies.
Also, it will provide the basic materials for almost the whole barn part of the new building, in which I will reside!!!!

Taking the Homer Jones Barn down
Harold and Ron took every timber down with care, so that it could be reconstructed when it reached its new home

Moving the Homer Jones Barn to Boothbay

Then we stacked and power-washed the timbers and put them on platforms and away in the barn and in the new building.

Here are some of the planks laid out on the Great Room floor.
And here the timbers are moved to protection under the back porch of the farmhouse until they can can be installed in the Great Room.

And here are the Homer barn doors, two of which will be attached to the front of the new Homer Barn; one of which will be made into the 12 foot dining room table, and one of which will be installed as the countertop on the island.

Press here to continue the Maine Adventure---Building the New Barn that will hold the Homer Barn