BERKLEY FARM

BERKLEY FARM

Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania

Builder: B&D Builders

From first glance, this timber frame bank barn located on the Berkley Farm in Wayne, Pennsylvania, looks as if it has always sat upon the land. Truth is, it’s just a couple of years old. The owners wanted to create an event barn for corporate functions, and they wanted it to look like an original barn with a country flare. To build the 40- by 80-foot structure, B&D builders used old-world mortise and tenon craftsmanship and natural stone and cedar-wood siding to create this one-of-a-kind barn. A timber-frame type of assembly offers a flexible floor plan and is naturally energy efficient—two features that were important for this project.

On one side, there are four 12- by 12-foot custom English horse stalls, so guests can mingle in the stable area among the horses. The walkway is designed with rubber flooring and stained concrete.

On the other side of the barn is an open loft used for entertaining. To enhance the design, the barn includes mahogany doors, which were custom-built and a handcrafted cupola to adorn the roof and offer ventilation. The barn also includes a small studio apartment for the caretaker of the property, along with a ground level used for the storage and maintenance.

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