Barn Restoration and Renovation by Monk’s – New Vernon NJ

 

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Location:  New Vernon, NJ

Estimator:  Kurt Becker

Project Manager:  Angelo Santoro

Project Scope:  Exterior painting, new siding, new roof, minor landscaping, deck repairs, staining

With a homeowner looking for a design that was responsive to the neighborhood, the environment and the landscape, we recently had the pleasure of working on a very unique project in New Vernon, New Jersey. Several years back we had completed an exterior paint job on the home of this residence. The homeowner recently contacted us again about helping him achieve his vision for restoring the existing barn structure on the property.

Rose Barn before restoration by Monk's Home Improvements
Rose Barn before restoration and exterior painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Rose Barn Renovation by Monk's Home Improvements
Rose Barn after renovation and exterior painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

 

 

The homeowner, Jerry Rose a very successful floral designer who owns a wedding and event planning business had very clear goals for the renovation of this barn. He wanted to use it as a staging area for his events and parties.

He approached project manager, Angelo Santoro with photos he had collected, pencil drawings, and big ideas. The two collaborated on the design elements, with Santoro making many samples along the way to ensure that everyone was on the same page before moving to the next stage of the project. This collaboration included several “drive bys” where Rose and Santoro would take field trips to other Morris County area farms to point out examples of the design elements indicative to the Northern New Jersey architecture and landscape.

Important to both homeowner, Rose and Santoro of Monk’s Home Improvements was that the renovated barn look like it had always been there when it was completed. Although they chose a very traditional design, their creative use of simple and natural materials provided a very unique finished project, like using two different colors of roof shingles to create a striking design feature.

Barn Restoration by Monk's Home Improvements
Two colors of shingle were selected for the roof

 

Another classic twist was the use of a beautiful mahogany handrail above the simple white horizontal railings on the deck.

 

Deck by Monk's Home Improvements
Monk’s added a mahogany handrail as an accent to the deck

 

The overall scope of the project included reframing and reinforcing the roof structure without changing the integrity of the barn.

 

Rose Barn before restoration by Monk's Home Improvements
Rose Barn before restoration and exterior painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

Rose Barn Renovation by Monk's Home Improvements
Rose Barn Restoration in progress

 

 

 

Rebuilding the roof on the Rose Barn Restoration by Monk's Home Improvements
Rebuilding the roof structure of the Rose Barn

We restored several dilapidated sheds and animal stalls that were attached to the main barn building.

Rose Barn outbuilding before restoration
Outbuilding attached to the Rose Barn before restoration

 

Outbuilding with new board and batten siding
Outbuilding with new board and batten siding

 

Rose Barn outbuilding before renovation and painting
Rose Barn outbuilding before renovation and painting
Rose Barn outbuilding before renovation and painting
Rose Barn outbuilding after restoration and painting
Rose Barn outbuilding after restoration and painting

 

We also created new storage and a staging space for the homeowner’s business. The entire building was resided with board and batten siding, the roof was reshingled and several sections of traditional post and rail fence were added to anchor the site.

 

Rose Barn restoration by Monk's Home Improvements
Board and batten siding was used on the barn’s exterior.

 

Rose Barn Renovation and painting by Monk's Home Improvements
Rose Barn after renovation and painting by Monk’s Home Improvements

 

 

 

Project timeline: 8 weeks

 

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