Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Home designs by George F. Barber

Check out my new website featuring the wonderful designs of George F. Barber houses in the links to the right. I will be adding more as time permits.


  1. You are doing a great job of fixing up this fine old home - my compliments! I've put a link to your blog on www.wonderfuloldhomes.org

    Marge Marshall

  2. Thanks, Marge! Youre one of my idols! Great website with lots of info and photos! I`m adding you to my links at right!

  3. Just found your blog. Gorgeous home. I absolutely love it.


  4. Recently found your blog and must say your home is absolutely beautiful! That link to Barber homes is a real treat too. Thanks!

  5. Anonymous8:26 PM

    Hello! What a wonderful job you've done with your house! I have a Barber House too... complete with carriage house. It too came in by rail in boxcars. I feel very lucky...it was my grandparents' house. The town history reports that it was a Sears "mail order" house so I regularly battle with the fact that it was not. I even have the original blueprints and Barber & Barber have confirmed its origin. I did some serious exterior renovation two years ago and am very proud of the result. It's no small matter to have built-in copper guttering restored but it sure feels good when it's complete.
    I just discovered your blog this evening and am eager to read everything. I'm hoping for interior shots! Thank you for sharing yours and keep up the good work!

  6. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Great job with the house. I just spent the last four years of my life completely restoring a Gearge F. Barber house in Oregon, IL. The plans were drawn up for B.F. Sheets and featured in American Homes, George's magazine in 1895. Barber homes are interesting and very well constructed.

  7. Anonymous7:48 AM

    We have a George Barber designed house that does not appear in his pattern books. We have the original plans 1898. We are also a bed and breakfast: The Robichaux House Bed and Breakfast, Thibodaux, La. Still trying to find this plan in his plan books as well as the original barn plans.

  8. Hello George F. Barber community! We bought a Barber home back in June of this year and have been working on it daily since then. We love our G.F.B. design #36! Every ounce of energy put into it gives us such reward. Since our home is in Massachusetts, it's taken it's share of weather abuse. It was vacant for approximately three years and we feel as though we're saving a piece of history. Glad to have found a site where others share in our enthusiasm for these beautiful works of art! Enjoy! Scott and Judy


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