If you are that home buyer in search of something a little bit different, Realtor Celine Muldowney of Stone Ridge Properties invites you to consider this newly converted antique barn, on the market for $1,375,000. Located on a three lot subdivision in the desirable town of Newbury, “The Barn” has been totally renovated to accommodate a contemporary residential lifestyle.

“The structure was completely gutted, but the exterior frame was kept intact. One major interior beam was preserved and that was the starting point from which the design was based,” says Muldowney. “When standing in the main living area, you can look up and actually see all the way up to the cupola. The home is indicative of the quality craftsmanship in this builder’s repertoire. The interior layout was intentionally positioned to take full advantage of the Southern exposure and views of the surrounding field.”

Part of the 16-acre Olde Town Hill Farm in the 1920s, this building would at one point serve as the Olde Newbury Studio Playhouse. Today, rustic woodwork, soaring ceilings, and reclaimed red and white oak floors remind us of its roots while at the same time, a tasteful mix of modern elements help to create a lofty, eclectic feel. The wide open first floor boasts a fluid living and dining area and a sleekly designed kitchen with custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, spectacular pendant lighting, and a breakfast bar with comfortable seating for four. And although this spacious home consists of three floors, it could easily accommodate one-level living thanks to a thoughtful first floor master en-suite with a curbless stall shower.

A winding staircase with custom metal and wood railings leads to the second master suite, two additional bedrooms with a shared bath, and a lofted office space. From there, a spiral stairway leads to two more loft areas for even more room in which to work, play or exercise.

Other highlights include a first and second floor laundry, soft closing pocket doors, a mudroom and screened porch connecting to a two-car garage with build-out potential above, new heating and electrical systems, and a professionally landscaped yard with patio for extended entertaining space when the weather permits.

Also part of this subdivision is a newly constructed contemporary farmhouse, listed for $1,550,000. Bringing a more traditional colonial-type layout, this 3,685 square foot home features four bedrooms including two master suites, four and half baths, a large gourmet kitchen, and a three car garage with a finished suite with a wet bar and full bath. Additional features include a large farmer’s front porch, soaring two-story foyer, a screened porch and patio, and a full basement with expansion potential.

For more information on either of these properties, call Celine Muldowney at 978-270-9056.



· Custom homes by True Homes & Design

· “The Barn”, 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs, 3,252 sq. ft., $1,375,000

· “The Farmhouse”, 4 BRs, 4.5 Bas, 3,685 sq. ft., $1,550,000


· Celine Muldowney

· Stone Ridge Properties

· 978-270-9056

· www.stoneridgeproperties.com