Kevin Durkin says that the story of his company goes back to his childhood, when he spend his afternoons exploring an old barn in the Catskill Mountains. Now, nearly 50 years later, his company, Heritage Restorations, carries on his fascination. Open since 1997, Heritage's specialty is transforming old barns into family homes.
It's incredibly challenging and often times involves a complete tear-down and rebuild, like in the case of this barn. The original structure was in Waterloo, New York, but today it has new life as a 840-square-foot house in McKinney, Texas.
It's so spacious that even the sleeping loft has its own loft.
It's also full of charming interior touches, like the license plates adorning the stairs.
The huge space and natural wood gives the house a homey, comfortable vibe.
The string lights and flying pigs add a sense of whimsy.
Rather than walls, the furniture divides the living the dining spaces, allowing for an open layout.
Below the loft, these nooks have plenty of space for storage and living. Couldn't you just see a snack table for a party being perfect here?
Of course, what is a barn without a horse?
A west-facing porch is perfect for catching a Texas sunset with friends.
There's also a nearby lake, with a fishing pier and Adirondack chairs for lounging.
You know, being raised in a barn doesn't look half bad.
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