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Refurbished Rescue

BY KRISTIN DOWDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BACKBURN ARCHTECT P.C.

The beauty of classic barn structures slips away every year as more barns are torn down for their dilapidated appearance. Here to rescue and restore these beloved structures is John Blackburn AIA, President of Blackburn Architects, P.C. “We design over the country, and I’ve converted quite a few barns,” he says. “Barns have always fascinated me, but it’s surprised me how many other people are interested in restoring them.”

Since 1983, Blackburn Architects, P.C. has been designing topquality horse stables and barn homes, often restoring existing structures in the process. This particular barn home used to be an old Christmas tree farm in Ohio. Built in the early 1800s, its timbers were rotting, and it was deteriorating. Rather than tear it down, the client wanted to convert it into a family compound.

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Barn Finds
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Flea Market Finds
Use vintage barn quilts to bring warmth to your rooms and your family this fall
Essentials
These farmhouse-friendly towns have the picturesque scenery—and beautiful stays—to make your autumn travel endlessly inspiring
Style
Home to a family of six, this Alabama farmhouse combines everyday accessibility with the flavors of fall
An 1894 carriage barn in Canada is transformed into a haven for salvaged items
Rustic romance meets earthy farmhouse style in this home, giving it the cozy feel of fall all year round
Vintage style meets fall décor in this charming Texas farmhouse
Seasonal notes and natural fall décor get this home in Massachusetts ready for autumn
In the hands of an expert, a home in Illinois comes alive with a neutral color scheme and metallic touches
Project House
Timeless architecture and modern elements unite in our project house master bedroom and bath
Farm to Table
Get inspired by this rustic wedding at a honey farm in Ohio
Bookshelf
Add pockets of coziness to your farmhouse so you’ll love every nook and cranny
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