This new barn was built on the site where a small working barn and attached shed were for over a century. We placed this structure, slightly askew from the main house allowing it to feel more organic and have a greater relationship to the site. The barn had been repurposed and chopped up over the years. The vernacular of the original barn firmly placed it in the company of other New England small farmsteads. The new barn provides a spacious room on the second floor for entertaining, a well-appointed garage space with two entrances perpendicular to each other allowing for flexible storage and maintenance of antique vehicles. The shop has a high ceiling which floods the work space with natural light. The reuse of much of the material from the original barn and the supplementation with other antique brick and with new ‘old’ items such as the finials and weathervane help to date the barn back to its’ familiar predecessor. The crowning grace, however, is the classic barn red stain and crisp white accents at the windows and doors that sell the illusion of the old work horse in the landscape.