Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Barn Charm Tuesday

Hi everyone!  It is once again time for Barn Charm!

First of all, thank you for all of the lovely comments about how charming last week's barn was and what a lovely house it would make .  I had to agree.  Unfortunately, it would not be a good candidate for a home since it is one of the few barns along the Missouri River bottoms that the Flood of 93 did not sweep away. But your comments brought to mind a barn turned home, that sits beautifully high and dry.


This home sits on a remote country road not too far from Jamestown, MO.  We happen to know the lovely young couple who restored this barn and call it home.  Isn't it lovely?  It is for sale if anybody is interested....

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The countryside of Missouri is dotted with barns.  Yesterday we happened to be headed to the oldest German Catholic community West of the Mississippi River, Westphalia, MO. - an area we know well.  It was time to take some pictures of a well known, prominent barn.  It can be seen from Highways 50 and 63.  It overlooks the Osage River.  Built in the 1890's, it is stately and beautiful.

















This barn is part of Huber's Ferry Bed & Breakfast.  I was sad to see how much it has deteriorated in recent years, and in all of the overgrown vegetation surrounding it.





I found this photo posted on the bed & breakfast's web site.  Can it possibly be the same worn and faded building that I took a picture of yesterday?





The unique venting system that gives this barn such old world charm is called a cupola (thank you google!).  Faded and worn?  Definitely.  But she is definitely charming!

17 comments:

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Absolutely the same barn and still absolutley charming Deanna! The cupola is definitive in the ID, don't you think? The top barn converted to a home is lovely!

Charade said...

What a beautiful repurpose of the barn that has become a home. And sadly, the other barn is just one more example of Missouri's rich heritage barns being left to deteriorate.

Rose said...

I wish I was in the market for that barn house....and really love the other one with the growth trying to take over. I sure hope it is cleaned up soon.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

My Blacksmith was born in Westphalia. We love that area.

Rita said...

The converted barn is stunning!

The cupola makes that old barn quite unique, but there's something about old, abandoned barns that makes me sad.

Hope you're having a good week. :)

Beth said...

the 2nd one is huge. wow!! what a great barn. you could park tons of vehicles in there for sure. ha. ha!! (:

Beth said...

Is the bed and breakfast also worn down? Maybe they came on hard times.
The barn is huge and still a beauty despite experiencing some neglect. I have never seen a cupola run the whole length of the roof--it's quite amazing.

That first barn turned house is quite stunning. I like how they incorporated the lower level in the design so that it is pretty and functional. I'd be interested if it weren't so far away!:>)

Genie said...

What a great selection of barns. That first one would definitely be my dream house. So romantic and filled with personality. I cannot stop thinking about it. All of your captures are wonderful. genie

AliceKay said...

That barn made a beautiful home. I wouldn't mind taking a peek inside to see what it looks like on the inside. :)

It's sad to see big old barns deteriorate, but it happens. One of Arnold's barns across the creek from us was pulled the rest of the way down yesterday. Someone has been tearing it down and taking away the boards for a few weeks now. I like the looks of the cupola on that barn. It really sets it off. There are lots of houses, especially older houses, built with cupolas, too.

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Vicki Lane said...

That last picture is a beauty! I always enjoy your barn pictures.

That corgi :) said...

I would have to have a peek at the house converted from a barn; I bet it is adorable in there!! I do like your other pictures too Deanna :) This is such a cute meme to do :)

betty

Queenie Jeannie said...

Fabulous barns!!! You really have a knack for this!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love your barns, Deanna! The barn is still a charmer even tho it's being neglected. Sad to see these old beauties not being taken care of!

heyBJK said...

Love that barn house! How unique! The shape of the last one is fantastic. Nice shots, Deanna!

Missouri Gal said...

Is that the Couch's barn/house in Jamestown? I love old barns!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh how I'd love to live in that restored barn! What a treat that would be! Looks like they did a wonderful job

Love the cupola-like raise in the roof of the 2nd barn, how amazing! Still amazing, to be sure!!!

Thanks for joining =)

Intense Guy said...

Beautiful barns. I hope they never run out of charm. :)