Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Cheshires barns aren't all brick built..................................................

Corrugated iron was used for building many of my local barns...
...bricks still dominate the old farms though.
Many have been converted into luxury homes... I hope to share some soon.

This old barn is ready to be restored... or demolished!


With a bit of care it will make a lovely home.

To see more wonderful barns click on the link below.

21 comments:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

interesting post. I see some barn conversions on Escape to the Country episodes

Andy said...

I have never thought of converting a barn into a home before. There's one not far from me that was converted into live theatre.

Lesley said...

I do have a thing for those shows like Escape to the Country and the ones where Brits build/renovate their dream homes in France or Italy. I know many of them are years old, but I don't care about the costs, I just like having a nosy into these homes that are so very different from anything here in Canada.

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Beth said...

neat. that is such a great idea. love it. (:

Tanya said...

i hope it's restored....beautiful photos...these would make such a great home....the corrugated barn is interesting!

MoiCLouLou said...

Very nice barns. Here, in Canada, our barns are mostly made out of wood and the old ones are precious for some, because their old wood can be use in making modern furniture with an antique look!
Very nice pictures, love the last one.
Thanks for sharing,
Louise

TexWisGirl said...

the brick ones do look like homes to me anyway. i like that rounded roof on the corrugated one!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

It'll be nice if they are able to safe the place... I do hope they don't demolish it! I've never seen one shaped quite like the 1st one... very unique! LoL!

The brick ones are so awesome! Thanks so much for joining Barn Charm from far off Cheshire! =)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I meant to type 'save' not safe! LoL! =)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice barns............

Sondra said...

Im all for restoring when it can be done for sure! These barns are so beautiful...the tin one probably wouldnt make a good home tho but a great storage facility..

Flora said...

Interesting barns... would be fun to make a barn a home!

Jeannelle said...

Interesting! I've never seen barns like that here in Iowa, USA.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful ... I see that everywhere, not just a barn converted into luxury apartments.

Jeanne said...

These old brick barns are really amazing! Don't think I have ever seen any of these at all in Illinois where I grew up, or in Texas where I now live. What a lot of work went in to these. Do any of them have basements.... My husband told me that in some areas the barns have a basement where cattle go, and it keeps the cattle warm, and also, the warmth from the cows warms the barn??? Very interesting.. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you again! Jeanne

Jan n Jer said...

I love the old brick barns...seems they can withstand the test of time better then the wooden ones! Nice shots!

Pat said...

I love those old brick barns! So much charm1

ADRIAN said...

They are never the same when converted. I love the last one. It is a gem.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing to think of converting and living in one of these. I wonder about the heating. (Being a small-house kind of person myself)..but they are such beautiful structures and I am glad they are being saved.

Beth said...

There's terrific character in that brick structure---it would make for lovely apartments.
It's great seeing the barn perspective from across the ocean.:>)