Thursday, November 12th, 2020

New: “Hillcrest” 36 x 36

I’ve always loved the Yankee practicality that prevailed decades, maybe a century or more, ago, when farm buildings were built where they were needed, rather than where they might look best on the property. Today’s architectural site planning is largely aesthetic. Siting a property is about curb appeal, much less so function.

Came across this place in a small town in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. The barn was built at the crest of a hill, with a steep pitch behind it. Apparently built there to take advantage of the contour of the land that allowed easy entry and exist for farm equipment and animals. And building on the pitch instantly provided a sub level. Pure practicality. “Hillcrest” 36 x 36

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