Murphy Barn Newtown Square, PA

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This bank barn stands proudly on a grassy knoll overlooking lush pastureland. Below, stables offer room to comfortably house several horses on rubber flooring, while above, the upper floor serves as a comfortable gathering place for family and friends.

Sun streams through the large south-facing windows, filling the space with natural light to give intriguing shadow play to the vaulted barn ceiling above. Reclaimed wood is used throughout the barn, most notably for the floorboards, where character abounds from marks made by a saw blade generations ago. Custom-made barn doors are the perfect touch to separate a kitchenette and access to a built-in bar.

Outside, traditional stone walls exemplify the heritage of the area, while traditional details abound, including a hayloft door with pulleyed cantilever, stone walls, gooseneck barn lights, and lightning rods along the peak of the shingled roof.