Cool Barn Conversions Across America

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Barn conversions have become a popular trend, with farms dating as far back as the 1700s getting transformed into magnificent homes, restaurants, and venues. Many of these spaces retain traditional architecture features barns are known for — wood sliding doors, large open spaces, and beam fixtures. From a bookshop housing rare collections to one of the country’s best restaurants, along with converted barn apartments and homes, here are some of the coolest barn conversions to buy, book, or visit across the county.

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Historic Dairy Barn with Carriage House

Historic Dairy Barn With Carriage House

Lebanon Township, New Jersey


This historic dairy barn built in 1900 — though parts are older — comes with 7.8 acres that make up the main property, eight attached garage spaces, and outdoor areas that feature the original silo and a carriage house from 1740 that is now a two-car garage. There is more than 5,000 square feet of living space alone, with the main home featuring original post-and-beam structures, floors, and pine barn siding used for custom kitchen fixtures and trims throughout. There are five bedrooms and bathrooms in the main house. 

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Converted Three-Bedroom with Pool and Sauna

Converted 3-Bedroom With Pool and Sauna

Iowa County, Wisconsin


This property features more than 3,900 square feet of interior space on a roughly 2-acre lot. The barn has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with stone brick walls created using specialty-made stones, while an upper deck offers expansive pastoral views. A 10-foot swim spa and sauna makes for an ideal relaxation space, while additional spaces include a den, loft, exercise room, and basement with yard access. An outdoor wood furnace can be used to heat the space if you prefer not to use the natural gas heating sources equipped throughout.

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Modern Turn-of-the-century Barn From 1900

Modern Turn-of-the-Century Barn

Germantown, New York


This barn from 1900 has modern upgrades that include polished concrete flooring in the dining room and renovated en suite baths with saunas. Inside, cathedral ceilings and wide floor panels create an elegant space across 5,000 square feet. The converted barn sits on 2.2 acres of landscaped grounds with a stone patio, garden, and private backyard.

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Historic Property and Converted Bank Barn
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Historic Property and Converted Bank Barn

York, Pennsylvania


This historic home gives you two dwellings dating back to 1863 that include the main home and a second property — the converted barn. The home comes with four bedrooms, a kitchen, a second floor with a two-story library, powder room, and owner suite with two bathrooms. The second property is a converted barn that has been renovated to feature a recreation room, a kitchenette, a heated garage and studio, a large ballroom-style room on the second floor previously used as a photography studio, and two other bedrooms. The properties sit on a private road with their own pond and plenty of benches and porches for enjoying the surrounding nature.

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The Black Sheep Restaurant
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The Black Sheep Restaurant

Manassas, Virginia

Diners love the ambiance as much as the food at The Black Sheep, which is housed in a two-story historic dairy barn dating back to 1929. The barn’s exposed beam-vaulted ceilings make a dramatic entrance into the restaurant, where the menu ranges from comfort foods such as hush puppies and spam-fried rice to fresh raw bar seafood selections and favorite entrees such as Cast-Iron Scallops — crisp scallops topped with a lemon caper herb dressing, roasted fennel puree, bacon, and more. Diners can enjoy a range of bourbon, blended Scotch, and rare whiskey selections too.

Antique Barn Condo

Antique Barn Condo

Shirley, Massachusetts


This unit is one of four in an antique barn with a 1982 upgrade. Architectural elements including cathedral ceilings, multilevel post-and-beam flooring, pine floors, and barn boards, and the updated kitchen incorporates wood fixtures with maple cabinetry and modern granite counters. An adjacent sunroom with stone flooring provides tranquillity, while the main living area features a fireplace. Amenities include in-unit laundry, a one-car garage, and access to a private pond for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and skating.

Custom Vermont Maple Barn on 4 Acres
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Custom Vermont Maple Barn on 4 Acres

Greenwich, Connecticut

$1.9 million

This 2,214-square-foot Vermont Maple Barn converted in 1985 features three bedrooms and two baths across three floors. It’s on the market for the first time in 50 years, and incorporates a combination of hardwood floors, original barn siding features on its exterior, and expansive glass windows that showcase the magnificent surrounding woodland views. Skylights create a bright and airy interior on this private escape across 4 acres.

Angus Barn Steakhouse
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Angus Barn Steakhouse

Raleigh, North Carolina

Perched on a bluff overlooking Highway 70, Angus Barn consistently ranks as one of the country’s top 100 restaurants. Its history dates to the 1960s, when the original Red Barn began as a restaurant serving steak and potatoes. When a fire destroyed the original farm, restaurateurs Thad Eure Jr. and Charles Winston rebuilt. Today, it features an expansive wine cellar that can hold close to 30,000 bottles, an award-winning wine list and steak and seafood selections from “Iron Chef America” winner Walter J. Royal.

Updated 1920s Barn with Pool and Cottage

Updated 1920s Barn With Pool and Cottage

Wilton, Connecticut


This modernized barn built in 1927 comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which includes a large master bedroom upstairs with its own fireplace. Spaces in the updated property include a living room that gets plenty of sunshine and has a large stone fireplace, a kitchen outfitted with new finishes, a family room and patio for outdoor dining, a laundry room, and more. There’s a separate cottage that comes with the property, and an outdoor pool that allows you to enjoy the surrounding nature in the private hill setting.

Renovated Stone Bank Barn from 1801 With Horse Stable
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Renovated Stone Bank Barn From 1801 With Horse Stable

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

$2.8 million

The highest-priced barn conversion on our list is a renovated bank barn built in 1801 that features a horse stable, original interior stone walls, exposed wooden beams, and the original silo. Today, the silo is converted into four stories showcasing an exercise room, a full bath, and a loft reached via a spiral staircase. Views of the surrounding woods are seen throughout the silo and main property from the main dining room to the living room, which features a wood-burning fireplace and direct access to the outdoors. Master suites include walk-in closets, baths outfitted with Jacuzzi tubs, and outdoor showers.

The Barn at Flanagan Farm
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The Barn at Flanagan Farm

Buxton, Maine

The Barn at Flanagan Farm is a top wedding venue in America, with 2,4000 square feet of entertainment space that includes cleverly converted original fixtures such as a bar made from a former chicken coop and rafters outfitted with sound systems. The 19th-century structure keeps its vaulted ceiling and has a grand staircase to an upstairs space with leather furnishings and Oriental rugs. Twelve-foot windowed doors open to a bluestone patio showcasing 6 acres of pastoral grounds you can explore on the custom-designed boardwalks lining the space.

Baldwin’s Book Barn
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Baldwin’s Book Barn

Chester County, Pennsylvania

This bookstore in a five-story stone barn built in 1833 is a reader’s dream, filled with 300,000 rare books, manuscripts, maps, paintings, prints, estate antiques, and collectibles. The space, a country museum for years, houses a vast collection of rare and antiquarian items. Visitors are invited to take their time enjoying rare finds in the many comforting nooks that line the space, which has its own wood-burning stove. 

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns
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Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Tarrytown, New York

Michelin-starred Blue Hill at Stone Farms has ranked in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants for its rotating tasting menu focused on local ingredients — including those straight from the fields and pasture at Stone Barns. The historic structures that make up the site were built as a dairy farm for the Rockefeller family in the 1930s. They were restored in 2003, and now the 80-acre property showcasing sweeping mountain views invites you to taste some of the area’s best local offerings — if you can get a reservation.

Restored Antique Alabama Barn with 19 Acres

Restored Antique Alabama Barn With 19 Acres

West Cornwall, Connecticut

$2.2 million

This 1920s restored barn comes with 19 acres, 11.5 of which are open for building on a lot across the street from the main property. The main converted barn property features four bedrooms and five bathrooms and sits on 5 acres with its own private, spring-fed pond. The property is known for its blending of indoor and outdoor spaces, using fixtures that include floor-to-ceiling glass enclosures in the kitchen, glass-enclosed seating areas, and glass passageways showcasing the surrounding pastoral views. A detached four-car garage comes with a lower-level pool house.

The White Sparrow Barn Event Venue
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The White Sparrow Barn Event Venue

Quinlan, Texas

The White Sparrow Barn is known for its large space fitted with natural wood flooring, large windows, and whitewashed walls, creating a bright and airy space popular for wedding receptions. Just 40 minutes from downtown Dallas, the venue is in a lush setting of gardens and oak trees, and those looking to stay can rent the custom-built French-inspired Airbnb that sits nearby. 

The Craft Barn

The Craft Barn

Galesville, Wisconsin

One of the largest gift shops in the area, The Craft Barn showcases seasonal selections and items from hundreds of vendors inside a former dairy barn. Today, original features such as red cow stations and its white beams remain, but the real draw is the stacks of items such as jams, honeys, and specialty soaps found on its shelves. The store claims to have the area’s largest collection of cookie cutters too, with almost any shape you can imagine available.

The Barn Original
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The Barn Original

Wyckoff, New Jersey

This former dairy barn from 1779 was first converted into a speakeasy in 1929 before becoming a local favorite for items such as beer, burgers, and ribs. Quirky details can be spotted throughout, including at the bar, which was built from an old farm wagon and is still housed on the original farm wheels. Diners love the large portions, and especially rave about the Angus beef steak burgers and the ribs, which come marinated in house spices and smothered in barbecue sauce with a side of onion rings and your choice of potato.

Windmill Winery
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The Windmill Winery

Florence, Arizona

The Windmill Winery is touted as one of the best wedding venues in the country, offering a choice between lake house and historic barn. The 5,000-square-foot barn dates back 100 years, with a restored antique vehicle you can use on your big day. Wedding packages come with two options: the Arches, which use historic bricks to add old-world charm, and the Twisted Tree, for a ceremony in a lush outdoor space. The property features two lakes and a dock overlooking soaring mountains. 

Cider House
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Sutliff Farm and Cider House

Lisbon, Iowa

Sutliff Cider brought seasonal, hand-crafted cider into the state, using apples grown on-site. The 40-acre farm’s 130-year-old barn now houses the Sutliff Cider tasting room, where on Sundays locals gather to enjoy fresh, fizzy selections, live music, and bites among impeccable rolling farmland scenery. Flavors range from the original to mixes such as watermelon, Key lime, and rose, made by steeping the cider in hibiscus flowers. Enjoy them alongside barbecue staples such as brisket or small bites including tortilla chips with homemade cheese dip and salsa.