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Barn Raising…

April 2, 2012

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There are farms and fields all around us. Our 3 acres is right in the middle of a historic farming area  in the Skagit Valley. So many trees and beautiful plants surround the barn now but that’s not how it was originally. This was indeed a working farm.   We are told that the original barn construction is somewhere between 85 to 100 years ago. There was also a house on the property as well. After a few owners, the house was torn down and the barn was on its last breath of life.  THe Barn reraising was the vision of architect  Allen Elliott and his wife Chris.  In 1998 they purchased the property and began the incredible task of rebuilding the barn from the bottom up.  Looking at the pictures, you can tell that this was a mammoth task. Our vision for Barn House continues with our working studio  dedicated to art and stitch. Barn House will be open this Saturday April 7th to the public along with other celebrated houses in the Skagit Valley. We will have a few Artists in residence in the studio and a tour of the house.  I’ve included a link to the Skagit Valley Historical Museum where you can still purchase a ticket.  http://www.skagitcounty.net/HistoricalSociety/Documents/tickets%20for%20HomeTour2012.pdf        Gail

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  1. enid kulesh permalink
    April 2, 2012 5:19 am

    Incredible photos. Thanks for sharing. Sadly I can’t be there on the 7th, but I am hoping that soon I can see – in person- what you have been doing with the old barn. Gail, you are so lucky to have Don, who shares the same visions with you, and then performs miracles! Well done, to both of you…and to all those who pitched in to help your wonderful dreams come true.
    e

  2. Jill Taylor permalink
    April 2, 2012 5:33 am

    So enjoyed seeing what was, knowing what is. I know you’ll have a great day on the 7th.

  3. April 2, 2012 9:41 pm

    What a transformation, it is really hard to believe the amount of work that went into restoring the barn.

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