Monday, February 20, 2012

Barn Charm #28

My husband was born and raised in this small town.
His friendships run long and deep.

A group of old friends gets together at one of the guy's son's place.
The son is in his twenties and a school teacher.
He has a two bedroom house and a big barn that he painted black
after tobacco barns.

Every Thursday night is guy night where they cook over a fire
and sit around drinking beer and talking.
In the winter they go inside and watch TV.

This week I'm featuring that barn.
It is approximately 100 years old.

This is the front of the barn.
Obviously, Matt the owner is a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Here is the back. 
 You can see part of a shed that was built to store a lawn tractor
and other small equipment.

This is the far side.  Here is a side view of the shed.

 He built steps to reach the door of the loft.
He stores stuff in there, but his girlfriend won't go in it--says it's full of bats.

You can barely see the hinges that show there is a door here
 because he painted them black also.

This is the center of activity in the summer.

This is the edge of his property.
He has probably five acres.

I had to show off some of our beautiful southeastern Ohio hills and trees.
These photos were taken last fall.

My husband headed up the team that jacked up one wall of the barn,
built a foundation under it, and rebuilt the wall. 

Here is a just a glimpse of the TV area. 
I wish I'd taken more of the inside of the finished part of the barn.

My husband doesn't go every Thursday night,
but he does enjoy his time out there.

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  1. That is awesome, Beth... That guy has done a great job with the old barn... I like that black color. Neat!!!!! And--I bet those men have a great time together each week.

    Love that outside area with the fire ring also... That is SUPER....

    I was hoping you'd share a picture of his home also... Bet it is great also.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great to see an old barn put to good use. Men always like to hang out in the barn or garage or shop and swap lies--oops, stories.

  3. You have so much space out there in Ohio...

    And apparently, no mean councils dedicating their time to making sure that the barn is butt-ugly (fireproof, environmentally friendly, color-coordinated with the surroundings, but at the same time ugly).

    I'm sure Top1 and Top3 would love that hangout. And I would love the yard, and the view!


  4. What a great place! I love the barn and the personal connection. I also love that it is taken care of!

  5. neat. what a lovely view to enjoy there. (:

  6. Southeast Ohio is a beautiful part of the state and you captured it well in our photo. What a cool barn. They put a lot of work into it, didn't they? God bless. (Visiting for the first time from Barn Charm.)

  7. Now, that puts a twist on the 'man cave'! I'd prefer a barn to a cave, too! LoL!

    Gorgeous barn & looks to be well built & well cared for... that's always a huge plus!

    Thanks for sharing w/ us at Barn Charm =)

  8. cool barn...and i really like that fire pit.

  9. I love the "Steelers Barn!" So neat to be so personalized!

  10. I am sooooo loving this repurposing of a barn to give it new life! I think they make GREAT gathering places!

  11. seems like a very interesting barn! and i love the view there in ohio!!! incredible...than is the netherlands really flat! ;-)

  12. How nice you were able to show us so much of the barn. I LOVE the fire pit. Very cool!

  13. What a wonderful old barn and I love that it's painted black...I haven't seen too many that color. The guys have a wonderful place to have a 'guys night out'...not only do that have a neat place to gather but beautiful views all around! Thanks for sharing the photo's with us :)
    Hope your day is a good one.
    Maura :)

  14. Your photos are lovely of this old barn that has been renewed!! My mother was born in a barn. Yes, one end was the house and the other end was where the animals were kept at night.

  15. thinking of you this morning :-)

  16. You find some interesting barns, Beth! If their walls could talk, wouldn't we hear some interesting tales?

    I hope you are feeling well.

  17. Really creative. Looks like a lot of fun!

    One of my smiles: my son has been a Steelers fan since 1979 when he was 6 years old. [He has been the same with Yankees since then, too. Some things never change... he has even gotten his son, Dyllon, into the same teams in his whole life, and he is 14. TV does some interesting life changes!]


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