The renovation of this 122-year-old barn into a functional space to serve as a corporation’s showplace was a unique project for H.A. Dorsten, Inc. Existing wooden horse stalls were demolished, with the wood salvaged and cataloged for repurposing. Existing foundations were repaired, and new foundations were poured at areas where no foundation existed. The barn received new exterior siding, windows, doors, standing seam metal roof, and a 4,400 square foot herringbone brick patio with the existing grain bin storage foundation converted into a fire ring. Brick, wood, and stone materials were used for flooring throughout, with wooden stairs and an ornamental railing providing access to the loft.
The barn also received masonry fireplaces, a kitchen, restrooms, and a complete HVAC system. Ductwork was concealed on the first floor in a concrete trench poured below the first floor and within wooden chases in the loft area on the second floor. Toilet partitions in restrooms were constructed of reclaimed wood, a conference room table was built and installed, and a through-wall beer dispenser was installed in the kitchen area to provide local craft-brewed beer to guests.