This chic re-purposed dairy barn in Roxbury, Connecticut, spotted on Sotheby’s Realty was designed by an Oscar winning photographer / inventor and his wife. It was totally rebuilt from the foundation up. A local landmark, the barn has been recognized by the Roxbury Historical Society for the owners’ sensitive yet imaginative preservation and restoration. The owners understood the potential of the large 15,000 square foot barn. The barn is now a fabulous loft- like space with 17 foot ceilings and new banks of windows which bring the outdoors in season by season. There are lovely sweeping pastoral views and brilliant sunsets across the 45 acres of hayfields.
After tearing out the existing feed pipes, stalls, troughs, and, the entire four foot deep foundation a giant shell remained. Not only new walls and new floors but a large radiant heating system was installed as well as new wiring, plumbing, drainage, insulation, and central air conditioning. Materials were recycled when possible; many steel beams came from Connecticut’s old Danbury Fair Grounds. Interior walls were framed for the open public rooms which include two seating areas -one with fireplace, a large dining area and a professional kitchen with wood fired pizza oven.
There are three en-suite bedrooms, a screening room, large office, utility pantries, sauna and a six car garage. Above the living area is a semi-finished studio space where the owners camped out while renovations were taking place. Lately it has been used as an art studio, for photography shoots and dance rehearsals. Living here is like being one with nature, yet less than two hours from Manhattan. The Roxbury Barn is perfect for entertaining and creativity and versatility as well as being great fun to live in.
This incredible barn conversion is listed for sale at $1,599,000 ,from here.