The Carriage House Lifestyle

As I’m now well into my third year of living in a post and beam carriage house, I’ve discovered there really is something  to the notion of a certain “lifestyle” when living in a building such as this. The idea of creating a smaller footprint and scaling back, while still surrounding yourself with the things you love,…

A Post & Beam Carriage House In Vermont

My family is originally from Vermont and, other than college, I’ve never lived farther than the boundaries of New England, so I have a true affinity for the architecture of the Northeast. Particularly this house and carriage house, as it just so happens to be located within 15 miles of where I grew up.  No, I am not related to, nor do…

Barn Homes Are To Die For!

It’s official – I LOVE barns and barn homes. There’s nothing like rounding the corner or cresting a rise to catch your first sight of a home that just takes your breath away. And nothing does it for me like a majestic post and beam barn. I understand it’s an acquired taste for some, but for those of us who come…

Faux Finishes: Barn Homes Wear Them Beautifully!

You may already know I live in a carriage house. You may also already know I love looking through magazines and catalogs to check out new trends and the latest “must haves”. The thing I don’t find so appealing  on many of these discoveries is the price tag. For example, I see a great piece of furniture done in a gorgeous French Provincial style/finish,…