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....
_______________________________________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!