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Barn Redux

MILLBROOK, NEW YORK, a sleepy, bu­colic town tucked into the rolling land­scape of the Hud­son Val­ley, may be a mere 90-minute drive from the frenzy of New York City, but it feels worlds away. It was also home to 40 acres of for­mer farm­land boast­ing four sub­stan­tial barns in var­i­ous states of dis­re­pair un­til Jeff and Thelma Zwirn had a vi­sion to re­store and im­prove upon the struc­tures, cre­at­ing a “gen­tle­man’s farm” that would serve as the fam­ily com­pound. The main barn, fea­tured here and on the cover, is 66 feet long by 32 feet wide, and though the sid­ing wasn’t sal­vage­able, the hand­hewn oak tim­ber frame was to­tally in­tact. In the end, the cou­ple re­stored the main barn, a stu­dio barn, a trac­tor barn and a bunk barn — all to the de­light of fam­ily and friends. For more de­tails about the place, go to tim­ber­home­liv­ing.com/ new-life-for-old-barns

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