The 40’x40′ Hayloft Room was formally used as the main Northern Hayloft in the barn. This voluminous room features 50-foot ceilings and an open wraparound mezzanine overlooking the main floor and offers views across the Parlor. The room is finished in barn board, reclaimed aged lumber from the barn’s original horse stalls, and metal roofing accents. Along the entire height of the southern wall is the exposed original post and beam framing illuminated by discrete architectural lighting. A heavy wood-beam and steel staircase trimmed out with accents from the farm’s grain auger leads up to the second floor. In the center of the room hangs the barn’s original Louden hay carrier, re-purposed into a timeless chandelier. This grandly detailed room simply needs to be experienced in person – it is a national treasure.
The Bull Room
The 25’x36′ Bull Room is the oldest and original room of The White Barn featuring post and beam construction, weathered patina metal roofing, and two sets of oversized sliding barn doors that open into both the Bull Yard and Courtyard. The Bull Room of course once housed the homestead’s three resident bulls. Along the Northeast wall you can still see the sliding door channels that were raised by pulleys to let the bulls roam out of their stalls into the pasture. The Bull Room provides an essence of iconic New England history.