Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Barn

Once upon a time there was a young couple who loved to sail along the New England coast. On one of their sailing trips they discovered the picturesque village of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. They spotted a piece of property for sale: a heavily wooded plot, threaded with stone walls, with a view of the sea. The young couple looked at one another, and they had one thought: Buy it. So they did.

Of course, there was no house on this lovely piece of land. But the couple had heard about an architect in New Hampshire named David Howard, who specialized in finding, salvaging and moving historic barns—and once again they looked at each other and said, “Why not?” Two years and a fistful of permits later, they owned a 19th-century barn, which Howard disassembled and shipped—literally, since it had to travel by boat—to Martha’s Vineyard, where he and a crew of island craftsmen converted it into a summer house.

Read the rest of the story in Architectural Digest.


  1. I want one!


  2. Love all the glass and the light and openess of this house....I wonder if they'd like a visitor for a few weeks....

  3. Wow, they had me til that last pic of their living room. Egad, I feel like we entered a granny McDonalds. Otherwise, it's gorg.

  4. I'd definitely live in a barn..., would I go the extra mile and ship it in, probably not.

  5. Hei...da håper jeg vi sees på bloggtreffet i Lillestrøm..Tror det blir en artig kveld.Gleder meg jeg:o)Klem fra M.

  6. Wow, wish that were mine! Love it~ Martha


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