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Home: Takeley House
Winner: "Best of Show"
1997 Park City Area Parade of Homes
Not many houses get a second chance, but Takeley Barn has really moved up in the world. The original construction took place around the year 1650, in the town of Takeley, England. This solid oak, post and beam structure was dismantled and shipped to Utah. It remained in storage until owners Mike and Kathy Lee found the time and opportunity to turn it into a unique mountain home. In March of 1996, the antique barn frame was erected over a traditionally constructed foundation and walkout lower level. Next, a shell was built around it and a garage wing added, to house a few modern conveniences. The barn frame remains entirely exposed on the inside but vestiges also remain outside the main entry. Large windows now capture panoramic views of the Park City and Deer Valley ski resorts, as well as Park Meadows and beyond. Spare antique oak has been used to help tie the old to the new. Period oak plank doors were created by the owner, who happened to be a woodworking hobbyist. When completed, the home turned out to be approximately 6,000 square.ft. with 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and a three car garage.
Read The Article Published in Timber Frame Homes Magazine
About the Takeley Home Published In The Winter 2002 Restoration Issue.