Friday, November 7, 2008

Get out the dustpan and you're done



"This luxurious new timber frame home awaits your finishing preferences!" Really, just a few weekends of To Do lists and you're all set.

Found by Lois. Hi Mom!

23 comments:

jen shizuka said...

Why the heck are there rocks/tiles up on the scaffolding? Were they paving the ceiling? O_O

I have a sudden suspicion that the previous owner died of blunt trauma to the skull...

Simply Resistable said...

Shining!

GaryM said...

In a Vermont Winter, how much will it cost to heat this sucka with all its dead air space? Gak!

ptooie said...

I've seen some interesting ceiling fans, but that looks to be actual airplane propellers up in the barn.
Wow....

Stephanie said...

I could live happily in the barn.

FoxyMoron said...

*sigh* I love this site.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I guess they're paving it so you can use the house any way up

Holly said...

look at the wall on the right side of the photo, jen - they're covering the walls in rock facing.

Meg said...

My finishing preference is livable, thank you very much.

Jen shizuka said...

Yeah, Holly, I spotted that right after posting. Of course, I do still assume the owner is tragically, comedically dead. ;)

Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

what probably happened is that there were three floors and the two upper ones collasped in rebellion of having to share that space.

Brooke said...

I'm thinking the barn house is only intended as housing for the deaf. How else will anyone sleep in that loft bedroom, with a basketball court on the main floor and a full drum set directly underneath?

Chitown Meg said...

up to your own "finishing preferences"....how kind of them to leave it open for the buyer.... :)

Brandy said...

Thornfield Hall!!

Wait, isn't a Timber House built of wood? And this one is a stone house of some sort! Wrong little pig...

I'd be interested to know what this house does sell for... I'd give $5M, because of the 32 acres.

Brandy said...

Hot Belly Mama, I have to agree - the plans DO describe a 'sunken loft'...

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Wow, a barn that you can't put horses in, very useful...

3 bedrooms, 5 baths, 18 rooms? And not one formal dining room, just an eat in kitchen. The plans are nearly 10 years old, too...

Zelmarific said...

I love it! Really. I find it strangely appealing. I would make the barn into a dance club!

Rachel said...

Isn't this the house they burned down in the OC?

Aunt Bren said...

Most I find amusing. But looking at this one, seeing all the love and fine craftsmanship the owner put into this house, it is almost heartbreaking that he cannot finish it.

That barn is a dream come true! I'd move there in a heartbeat!

Kateri said...

If I could afford it I would buy that in a heartbeat. I love it, but it is a little beyond by price range especially with the amount of work that still needs to be done. But seriously, I love it too!

Tee Taylor said...

I love the design, very post WWII London!

Lincoln said...

If I could afford it's taxes, let alone it...and lived in Vermont...this is the first home I've seen on this blog where my thought after reading the listing was "A couple weekend projects and this would be a beautuful property" vs. "WTF?"

(I'm pretty sure those stones are/were to finish off the look of a stone fireplace/chimney, but that's just my guess)

John said...

beautiful place. something tells me maybe the owner is a little over-extended...?

Anonymous said...

Yep, just a few weekends and this place is all mine! (Talk about the king of unfinished projects!)