Broodmare Barn Conversion
In 1950, the Broodmare Barn was constructed as stables for Paul Mellon's prize-winning horses. OSGF is now transforming the space into unique accommodations for visiting scholars, artist residences and internal gatherings.
The Barn consists of three rectangular wings around an open-sided courtyard. It is situated on the northeast end of the property, a peaceful space with exceptional views of the fields and mountains. Care was taken to preserve the original character of the barn, with only minimal changes made to its exterior. Name plates outside the stalls will remain as they are, identifying the horses that once resided there.
Inside the barn, larger changes are underway. The horse stalls are being converted into nine sleeping suites, a meeting room and a common space area. Major plumbing feeds were recently installed, the floors have been poured, and construction on the barn's geothermal heating and cooling was recently finalized.
Work began in August and is moving swiftly, with an anticipated completion date of March 2017 and formal opening in April.