A Dilapidated Connecticut Barn Transformed Into an Inspiring Art Studio-Meets-ADU

At first Lizzie Gill was looking for a weekend getaway. As a Brooklyn dweller, the mixed media artist and her husband wanted to escape the city’s frenetic energy every so often. But when the couple discovered a promising property, bucolic surroundings, and a welcoming creative community in Sharon, Connecticut, they decided to relocate full-time.

The duo purchased a bank-owned corner lot for an extremely affordable price, knowing that the slice of verdant countryside came with two run-down buildings. Since the charming-yet-derelict 1860s farmhouse needed serious, time-consuming updates, they decided to remodel the 1990s post-and-beam barn first.

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