Classic horse barn types – which is which? On Hunting Country Road in Tryon, beautiful barns are everywhere

Gambrel Barn

The Gambrel Barn is expansive and impressive – wide and tall with a big hayloft space. It’s the type you see in your mind when you think of ‘barn’. The ‘gambrel’ roof has two slopes on each side, the inner one shallow, and the outer one steep. It has the advantage of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom inside the barn’s upper loft.

Gable or Dutch

Gable or Dutch

The Gable Barn looks like a simple triangle on a box.  In contrast with the gambrel, the gable roof has only a single slope on each side.  The gable barn was the earliest type of barn seen in the US, built by Dutch settlers in the late 1600s in New York and New Jersey. Also called Dutch barns.

The Bank Barn gets its name from a simple but clever construction technique: the barn is built into the side of a hill, thus permitting two levels to be entered from the ground.

Bank Barn

Bank Barn

Monitor Barn

Monitor Barn

The roof of a Monitor Barn has a raised center portion. The barn gets its name from the continuous skylight – or monitor – that runs along the raised center portion. The monitor provides ventilation and effective general lighting.

Double Crib

Double Crib

The Crib (or Double Crib) is a classic type of barn commonly found in the south. It typically has a tall center breezeway with storage areas on both sides. It usually has four to six “cribs”, with or without a hayloft on top.

About Lynne Perlmutter

Lynne practically grew up in Pisgah Forest, even though she was born and raised in Miami. She finally moved to NC full time with her young family so they could know that indescribable feeling you get sitting on a big rock in the middle of a gently rushing river in the deep woods. Little by little she worked her way back to the woods via Charlotte and towards Tryon thru Bright’s Creek in nearby Mill Spring. With Tryon Equestrian Center coming to town, she knew now was the time to start an office. She is Managing Broker of Cielo Real Estate in LOVELY downtown Tryon. Together with the rest of Cielo's founding brokers and agents, she is introducing a fresh, technologically savvy and world class marketing experience to this very beautiful, quiet corner of the world. Lynne was educated at the prestigious Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida. She attended Vanderbilt University, University of Paris, Sorbonne, and graduated with a BA from The University of Florida. She began her career assistant producing TV commercials, then started the Financial Public Relations division of a boutique investment banking firm in Miami. In 1990, she co-founded Miami O Guia, the first glossy full sized up market guide to Miami, written in Portuguese, specifically targeted to the then surging influx of wealthy Brazilian visitors. In 2000, she started her career in real estate as a residential appraiser then as an agent at EWM Realty in Miami. Her family re-located to Charlotte in 2007, and during the market downturn she worked in residential sales, helping investors build rental portfolios. As the market started to recover, she became more interested in second home and vacation home properties in the western NC mountains. This niche market has proven to be a treasure trove of undervalued properties which have yet to recover to pre-bubble prices. Below market values, a temperate climate, dream location, a surge in the number of empty nesters and retires looking to make their next move, and the sudden global recognition from Tryon Equestrian Center, makes Tyron the place to be. Charities: Yeti Robotics, Jazz Arts Initiative, Bruce Irons Camp Fund, Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte, Eagles Nest Foundation, Shake-A-Leg Miami. Experience: Filmworks Miami, WLRN-TV - Miami Miami O-Guia, South Florid Appraisal Services, EWM Realtors - Miami, Helen Adams Realty-Charlotte, NC

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