Converted Barn Residence

Pemaquid, Maine

An hour north of Portland, Pemaquid is rich in Maine and American history, home to Fort William Henry and the Pemaquid Archaeological Site. This gorgeous converted barn, overlooking Muscongus Bay, is a showcase of vintage lumber and unique architectural design. The homeowners worked with designers, architects, and contractors, including Rousseau Reclaimed, to create a beautiful contemporary home from an everyday, functional structure.

Rousseau Reclaimed sourced barn board for the ceiling beams, and the cotton mill oak, threshing floor pine and antique white pine for the floors. John Rousseau salvaged the oak timbers from a defunct cotton mill in Tennessee and shipped them to his shop in South Portland. The architect created an amazing herringbone pattern with the oak, which complements the pine and barn board in the great room. Barn board timbers create soaring cathedral ceilings that retain the barn’s original design and allow light to stream through the home.

This renovated barn combines an eclectic mix of modern and antique styles showcasing the owners’ style, imagination, and creativity. The entire Bristol residence is the ultimate rustic Maine home, combining design, repurposed natural resources, and environmental stewardship.


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