A suitable example of the preservation of historic architectural detail with an upholding of modern relevance and design consideration is this Butler County Medieval Farmstead Cruck Barn. This frame meets the challenge of a number of varied uses that include a lofted leatherworking studio, livestock housing, equipment storage, farm to table workshops, and a family gathering space. Situated on a growing/working monastic-inspired farmstead, this 40×40 barn boasts four “upper cruck” bents that each incorporate paired hand-selected and hewn
uniformly curved timbers, also known as “cruck blades” in this position. This barn will homogenize well with the existing community of structures as it exhibits exposed timber, two sod shed roofs, and stout, blue slate roofing on the main gable.