The Mount Vernon Barn Company dismantles, rebuilds and repurposes 19th century Ohio timberframe barns and log houses into distinctive homes, home additions, gathering places, studios, great rooms and carriage houses.
The Star Barn is a circa 1840 hand hewn, oak timber frame with interesting framing features, including double tie beams and unusual bracing above the threshing floor doors. This barn has been converted to 5-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath country home. Custom kitchen was designed and handcrafted by Mt Vernon Millworks. Walls are vintage barn siding.
This massive (75ft x 40ft) circa 1820 hand-hewn beech timberframe featured a cantilevered forebay supported by 40ft floor joists every two feet on center. This structure has been repurposed as a family gathering barn, where the owners have held a wedding for one of their children and often entertain family and friends. Favorite spots include the hearth of the 40ft tall stone fireplace and the bar in the old granary made from reclaimed chestnut.
Adirondack Lodge-Style Remodel
Mount Vernon Millworks furnished the hand-hewn beams, white oak flooring, tongue & groove white pine ceiling boards and kitchen cabinetry for this project in which the owner, an avid sportsman, converted the first floor of his 1980s-era home into an Adirondack camp-style lodge. We also furnished the dining room table and chairs and built a coffee table and huntboard from reclaimed wood.
This pre-Civil War hand-hewn post & beam granary originally stood in Knox County. At 20' x 25', the structure was a perfect fit for a master bedroom addition at the country home of a Columbus, Ohio family. The Mt. Vernon Barn Company dismantled this barn and transported it to the owner’s property in Licking County where it was re-erected and finished.
The Carriage Barn
The carriage barn began life as an early 19th-century Cape Cod-style single family home incorporating a hand-hewn, post & beam timberframe. This timberframe was reerected and adapted into a carriage house by the Mount Vernon Barn Company. We raised the wall height by 5 ft. to create a spacious second floor which has a bunkhouse for friends when they come to the farm to hunt and fish. An accommodating porch was framed using hand-hewn posts and beams. The Mount Vernon Barn Company designed and built the cupola on site and installed the handsome standing seam metal roof. This is a very high quality roof that features a baked-on enamel paint finish that is guaranteed for 30+ years—after that the owner will maintain the roof like any other standing seam with occasional painting.
Log Cabin Restoration
This country house is comprised of two circa 1820 Ohio log houses, both of which are excellent examples of early Ohio vernacular architecture. One cabin came from Ashland County and the other from Coshocton County. Both are made from white oak, the wood of choice due to its resistance to insect damage and decay, and many of the logs are in excess of 20" wide. The Mount Vernon Barn Company incorporates modern high-tech products such as Perma-Chink to enable historic structures such as these log houses to be adapted to 21st century living standards. With the use of these materials, these structures are comfortable and very energy efficient. Historic, salvaged architectural details have been incorporated into the Morgan log houses, including 20"+ wide board flooring, a reclaimed mid-19th century curly maple staircase and a reclaimed 19th century hand-planed walnut staircase.