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one car barn

While the eave entrance works well on the Sugarhouses for tractors and equipment, cars need to utilize the 24' length. So the obvious next step was to place the barn doors on the gable end—and the 1 car barn is born. Even with a vehicle parked inside, there is plenty of space for a workbench, firewood and storage.

Sugarhouses, indigenous to Vermont, were usually located some distance from the farm to allow close proximity to a stand of maple trees. As the maple sap boiled and condensed, the steam could be released through the vent hood sides which could be opened manually.

Greg, with his skills as an architect and working with Vermont Country Builders, helped create a multi-gable Car Barn. One side of the el houses his car while the other his project Range Rover. Custom details such as copper window flashing, standing seam roofing and rough cut rafters along with design and stocky frame becomes a unique 2-car variation of our standard One-Car Barn style.

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1-Car Barn in Manchester Vermont

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Having fulfilled their dream of one day owning a Vermont Inn, Bill and Christine choose us to build a traditional 16' x 24' post & beam barn to compliment their historic 1798 Inn. Certainly one of our favorite designs, this barn features: custom center-eave double doors with 6' transom above, 6 lite fixed barn sashes, a three-quarter loft and kneewall upstairs accessed by a chunky timbered staircase.

Michael & Ann chose the large decorative steam vent to achieve the look of a Sugarhouse, and taller side walls for the oversized 9 x 8 split inside sliding barn doors. Amazed by the space, they chose to utilize the upstairs for a room for the kids. A dormer and steeper pitch accomplished the task.


Sugarhouse Style Car Barn

Sugarhouse Style Car Barn Manchester
This picture-perfect Sugarhouse is a simple 16' x 24' One Car Barn with barn red siding, black architectural shingles, picture window, steam vent, and attractive roof overhangs. Mary Ellen is now able to park her car and lawn paraphernalia in this delightfully functional structure.

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