Hand Hewn

Hand Hewn is the fusion of two reclaimed barn frames.? The larger of the two frames, an English style barn characterized by a drive through center bay with large sliding doors, was built?circa?1725?in?Amsterdam, New York.? Cut from elm and oak,?hewn beams run the full length of the structure. Gunstock posts flare out to support the oversized tenons of the tie beams.??The smaller barn was?originally built in?Sharon, Vermont and dates from the mid 1800s.? The two frames were carefully disassembled, restored?and raised again on the site of a historic hill farm in Vermont’s Mad River Valley.?

Wherever possible, building materials were recycled, salvaged or locally sourced.? The chimney and fireplace were built?with?stone from?the site?as well as?stone quarried?in?Panton, Vermont.? The stone floors are reclaimed slate roofing from Waterbury, Vermont.? All?interior barn boards and flooring were?salvaged from other Vermont barns.??Much of the cabinetry was?built?from maple and beech lumber that was harvested on?the?property.?Two?on-site?solar arrays provide?all?the power?needed?for heating and?electrical,?including geothermal heat pumps, electric car chargers?and a Tesla?PowerWall.?


Karyn Scherer Architecture

Landscape Architect

Broadleaf Landscape Architecture




Lindsay Selin Photography