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Take two huge hay barns from New York built in the 1870’s, move them to Texas, add native Texas limestone walls and clay tile roofs, surround them with thousands of grape vines and you get an authentic winery right off the Mediterranean Coast! The Vineyard at Florence shows what can be done with some creative energy and high-quality design. The stone exterior wraps around both frames, which were repositioned into a “T” formation, versus the “L” that we originally found them in. The open interior spaces soar to over thirty feet high and the stained concrete floors give a cool feel in the hot Texas summers.

These two timber-framed barns have been restored as a tasting room and multi-purpose facility at a winery in a residential development in central Texas.

Before Restoration
Barn Profile
Originally Built circa 1870
  in Walden, NY
Now Restored In Florence, TX
Barn Frame - A 32 x 69
2208 sq.ft.
Eave Height 20
Barn Frame - B 32 x 49
1568 sq.ft.
Eave Height 20