For this month’s project spotlight we are featuring a gardner’s paradise!
Tucked away in the heart of Villanova sits a beautiful home surrounded by a tenderly and meticulously cared for outdoor space. As anyone with a green thumb knows, it takes hard work and dedication to grow and maintain a garden with a whole variety of plants and flowers and our clients are no different. Their home is surrounded by hand selected trees, a variety of flowers, and multiple vegetable gardens, all which our clients care for themselves. As the gardens grew, so did their need for storage and most importantly an indoor work space. With a little luck, and a bit of searching, we helped our clients add the perfect barn to their property!
The barn was purchased through a great company, Country Carpenters, located in Hebron, Connecticut. Country pre-cuts and ships construction materials for custom designed barns. After deciding on the perfect design and color, the barn was shipped to our home owners, and Gardner/Fox went to work.
The one story barn is 764 square feet, and includes a garage, storage, and workshop space. Originally, the barn did not include plumbing, or shelving, but we were there to assist, adding those features once we completed the construction. The workshop now includes a utility sink surrounded by durable, easy to clean, granite counter tops. We added brick flooring and open pendent lighting which enhance the barns already rustic feel.
In the back of the barn, a large storage area gives our clients all the space they need for equipment and tools. The wide barn door allows easy access to the outside, for any heavy-duty machinery.
We had to mention a few of the finer details of the space. Outside, Artisans of the Anvil (a Pennsylvania based iron works artisan) handcrafted the tulip light and iron basket hangers that accent the barn so beautifully. You can visit them online, here.
And that’s how we helped create a functional gardening space, disguised as a beautiful eye-catching barn, right in the heart of Villanova! To see more of this project, visit us on houzz!
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