Upstater is straying from the built-house strategy today—we’re checking out a barn in High Falls that has plans in-hand to convert it to a four-bedroom home.
The Barn at Shadow Lawn most recently was an event space, but it’s ready for a new life. The 1897 English barn measures a whopping 3,270 square feet, and has been well maintained.
It encompasses two stories: the livestock stables on the ground floor, and the threshing floor on the main level. Double barn doors open to access the ground floor.
Traditional barn doors slide open into the main level.
The interior is impressive, with raw-wood walls, rafters, and floors. A stunning chandelier of fairy lights hangs above the main doors.
Edison lights are strung throughout the rest of the room. Beams cross the space about 10 feet up, and the ceiling pitches up even higher than that.
An open doorway opposite the main doors offers an opportunity for a balcony, access to a future deck, and other dream constructions. On the gable end of the house, a modern fire door leads to a staircase to the ground.
The ground-floor doors open to the outside within sight of a smaller barn.
Rustic wood stairs inside the main level lead to the ground floor, which is basically the stone-walled foundation of the structure. Check out the bark that’s still on that support column.
The original livestock stables remain down here, too.
A footbridge across a Rondout Creek tributary leads to the O&W Rail Trail, a 27-mile recreation trek between Kingston and Ellenville. The barn sits on 2.1 acres of meadow and woods, across the street from the High Falls Food Co-Op and under a mile from Ollie’s Pizza. Kingston is 10 miles away, and Mohonk Preserve hiking is a four-mile drive.
If this barn satisfies your vision for a home project, find out more about 2234 Lucas Turnpike, High Falls, from Angelica Ferguson with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.