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An Artistic Look at the Barn



Today I am happy to share a cinemagraph created by visual designer Jason Kisner. These images were captured during our online photo shoot in May. Blog Cabin’s circa-1884 barn is quite a sight to behold. Interiors are just as captivating as exteriors. Take a close look … do you notice the subtle breeze blowing through the trees? Enjoy!

  • Posted at 2:44 pm on July 7, 2012
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240 Comments

  1. Thank you so much Mary for a new thread!!! The Pics are so calming and peaceful and I love the movement of the Maple leaves…In the fall this place must be bursting with color. The paint looks good in the photo of the barn, I just wish the rest of the barn had been painted…..Inside of the barn looks very well built and sturdy, but I know the floors have to be redone to be able to park cars in there…
    Mary while were talking about the barn, the bloggers asked for the square footage of the barn in the Q&A but we never got them..You must have forgotten..will we get them before the Tour starts? Please….

    Jennie/Florida on July 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    • Why do so many think the barn is not painted? I must be missing something when I drive or walk by.

      Camac on July 19, 2012 at 12:50 am
    • Hi Camac, I didn't mean to indicate the barn wasn't painted, I guess I should have said I wish it had a touch up coat of paint…In some of the photos, it looks as though their needs touch up around the base of the barn and the back side isn't painted…but I guess the only people who would see that, is the new homeowners and the people that cut through there going to Peters pond ..

      Jennie/Florida on July 19, 2012 at 1:14 am
    • Just a note regarding the land trust property behind the barn- I have yet to see any vehicles or other indications of anyone hiking back there. There has been some activity at the house- some bits of fix-up or something inside and out. Several large bucket trucks from Central Maine Power were doing something with power lines on Monday.

      Camac on July 19, 2012 at 1:56 am
    • Thanks Camac our insider!

      minitoni on August 11, 2012 at 10:19 am
    • Got a line on Cria alpaca for us if we win? Do we have enough space if we win?

      minitoni on August 11, 2012 at 10:23 am
    • Based on the space Lisa has for her alpacas, I think you'll have plenty of space for them. You have about 16 acres of field behind the house.

      Camac on August 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm
  2. Thank you, Mary.
    The visuals provided by Jason are very nice.
    Like the first commenter (Patti), I can image many wonderful uses for this beautiful barn space!

    Lester B on July 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm
  3. What is it about a barn that is so soothing to look at? It is a shame barns are dissapearing from the landscape :( Sorry to hear about your barn Kitty….The memories will always live in your heart! Change is hard to accept when you have loving memories of a certain place. There is always comfort when something is still there even though one isn't.
    Just down the street from my house was a beautiful stone wall with a small red barn with white trim that was well kept. It sat in a clearing (field) which behind that were woods,dense with trees . I always loved passing by that spot, it always made me smile to see the simple beauty of it all. It looked like a beautiful postcard. Then one day….gone….they put a road in and built million dollar homes in it's place. the home that took that spot was 53 hundred square foot home that sat on 2 acres, one of which I'm certain was all house! I hated it, two adults and a baby lived there, Wonder if they ever saw each other? Sad,to see this…thing called progress. Windee :)

    Windee :) on July 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    • My Dad-an artist from the Art Institute in Pittsburgh in 1946 used to go back to his Grandparents old home and paint beautiful water colors of their barns. I have all of them now that he's gone. What a wonderful place to hang them. Do any of you remember the Mail Pouch signs painted on the roofs of barns??

      Caroll on August 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm
  4. Verry Nice, me liky~liky!!!

    asandmancan on July 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm
  5. Is there a maple tree on the property? It would fantantic to be able to tap your own tree, and make your own maple syrup.

    11241224 on July 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    • Hi 11241224, that is a Maple tree in the Photo above, where the leaves are moving! I might be wrong, but I think someone said their are more Maples on the barn side!

      Jennie/Florida on July 19, 2012 at 12:41 am
    • That's terriffic, I know it takes alot of sap to make a gallon of syrup, (hot grueling work at that) but to make it for family and friends would be Great. Neighbor's that live next to my Grandparents (the kids we use to hang out with) , own property in N.H. (Sunapee), do this for a living, you could smell the sweetness driving up the mountian. It's something I would sure give a try.

      11241224 on July 19, 2012 at 1:27 am
    • 40 -50 gallons evaporated down to a gallon … 10-20 gallons per tree depending on size …. and a bit of money for the right equipment. BUT …. the adventure and end product is soooo worth it. I would love to do this. Does anyone know if there are other maples. What are the restrictions on the land that was granted…for responsible sugaring that is…

      ormondalliance on July 20, 2012 at 11:34 am
    • Someone said, there are many maples on one side on the barn, that would be great! Don't think it's enough like the side of a mountain, but still fun to explore. good Luck and have fun.

      11241224 on July 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm
  6. Love it! I had to sit still myself to notice the subtle breeze through the tree. Very life-like!

    MarleneD on July 19, 2012 at 12:32 am
  7. Itc photographs so well! I am soo excited that it's hard to wait for the tour!!!

    zainab on July 19, 2012 at 4:30 am
  8. Nice. The lucky winner could rent the barn for weddings. Or run a doggy day care in it. The ideas are endless.

    Connie on July 19, 2012 at 10:59 am
  9. Barn dance. Farmer's market. Storage. So many things to do.

    Hawkweed on July 19, 2012 at 11:27 am
    • WOW Hawkweed, you have come up with a bunch of good ideas. I was thinking more along the lines of chickens & bunnys.

      vicki_in_Utah on July 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    • Chickens and bunnies are great ideals also! Anyone one else got great ideals for the barn?^_^

      Hawkweed on July 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    • Wood shop, workshop, blissful space and cria alpaca got any insider lines on those anyone? We really want this house.

      minitoni on August 11, 2012 at 10:22 am
    • Great space for a country wedding!!

      Myra on September 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm
  10. Are we going to start a count down for when the tour is, or when the entry time is?

    vicki_in_Utah on July 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    • Hi Vicki, this is what Mary has announced….Sweeps & Tour—-Mark your Calendar for August 13th, when the Virtual Home Tour and the Giveaway Entry period begins…So we can count down for both these Great Events on the same day!!! Makes it easier… Yeah can't wait for the tour!!!!

      Jennie/Florida on July 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    • both of these great events!

      Jennie/Florida on July 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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