Barlow Farmhouse

Fritz ArchitectureBarlow Farmhouse

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This charming, uniquely constructed farmhouse captured the imagination of its new owners, but required extensive upgrades to its construction, as well substantial redesign. Originally completed in 1913, the house was built without studs, and instead relied on horizontal planks with plaster interior and wood exterior siding. The one-bedroom, one-bath home had fallen into disrepair over the years, with sagging porches, a leaky roof, mold and insect issues, and a settling foundation.

In addition to remodeling the existing downstairs, the design involved transforming the attic into livable space and adding a room with a large deck to the south. The first floor now contains a kitchen, laundry room, dining room, sitting room, bathroom, bedroom, and office, while the second floor has a master suite and and a third bedroom. A new foundation is being poured, new 2×6 stud walls are being added to the existing walls at remodeled portions of the structure, and the roof framing is being replaced where required. New 2×6 walls and new floor and roof framing are being added at the addition and where the previous structure could not be salvaged. A new standing seam metal roof will be installed throughout. Aside from the roof and sitting room addition, the new materials at the remodel are being selected to honor the original design to the extent possible.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group

Energy Consultant: Delta T Energy

General Contractor: Ron Vann Construction

  • Date Published: Under Construction
  • Categories: Single-Family

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