Barn Charm – Charles Chapman Farm

Last week, on my way to have lunch with Donna, I passed by this old farm.

barns on broadwater

Although I don’t travel that road often, I am familiar with this property, so I stopped to take pictures.

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This old house, known as the Charles Chapman house, sits to the left of the barns. Some portions of it are believed to have been built as early as 1836. Believe it or not, a family still lives here.

house on broadwater

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27 responses to “Barn Charm – Charles Chapman Farm

  1. Is that a tree stump to the right? What awesome shade it must have given that two story house. And two chimneys suggest offering warmth on both sides of the house.

  2. I think the whole farm is charming in a antique kind of way! The screen door cracks me up.. 😀 No pet door needed, in fact the bottom torn out part looks like a kitty or dog sitting sideways! I have to believe it would be a little drafty in there. Very charming Dianna. Despite it being old, it is as neat as a pin. Is that a loveseat on the porch?!!

  3. That’s a lot of beautiful barn wood 😉 and the house actually seems to be in great shape for being so old. I wonder, is that the north-side of those structures (barns)? Maybe the windows are on other walls. Just thinking out loud. I love trying to figure out what structures might have been created for originally.

  4. Great buildings…..I agree with Pix about the screen door..that hole is definitely cat shaped! Looks like they could use some roofing work too but at least they HAVE a roof which is more than you could say about other old houses like this we’ve all seen! Nice shots……


  5. at first I thought you meant Charlie Chapman 🙂 Beautiful!

  6. I have a photo of this house in my TV room thanks to you. It is one of my favorites.

  7. itsallaboutpurple

    talk about this old house, WoW, what a great spot and i love that you always know a little bit of history about the places you show us!!

  8. Oh Dianna, this house and barn are soooo fascinating! I can’t imagine people actually living there. Wonderful photos!

  9. That could be a beautiful house. With a little time and effort.

  10. A great collection of structures … I can definitely see 1836 here… maybe the right-hand side of the house?? I don’t know that I’ve ever seen these before….

  11. All I can think of is; that’s a big drafty house to heat! I would love to see it restored. Maybe they will!

  12. I like it. I think it could inspire a writer to write many a fanciful and maybe a few spooky tales to dwell in this a living memory of history. You don’t see many houses being lived in like this anymore. I do have to wonder if it’s sealed sound against the elements. Thanks for sharing about this lovely old home-place and barns. 🙂

  13. wow! LOVE that old siding AND that huge tree stump next to the house.

  14. I’d love to see the inside. It might be a good idea to fix that roof, otherwise it looks pretty solid if worn. Nice photos!

  15. Great barns – I like the way the wood is vertical on one and horizontal on another. The house is so cool – hard to believe someone is living there. I’d love to go inside! The stump is awesome!

  16. Mom always told us that we were driving her to the “poor house”, and I think she was talking about this one… 😦

  17. Oh my- so cool! I would love to see the inside of that house- so much history!

  18. Movie set. So many possibilities!!

  19. Oh, my, those barns really appeal to me…and how I would love to explore that house.

  20. The barns are nice, but I LOVE the old house and glad it’s being used by a family. Looks like it has lots of rooms — would love to see them.

  21. Oh wow, I wish they would rescue that old house and make it a Museum. A great find!

  22. The house has so much potential–just a little paint, some new shingles. . . .

  23. That tree must have really crowded the house when it matured, the stump looks huge! What a lovely find.

  24. I just love those old barns, I have never seen any like that in the UK, they just say so much 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  25. Looks like it could be the setting for a movie. I wonder what kind of tree that was. The stump is enormous, so the tree must have been majestic. Too bad it’s gone. Great pictures!

  26. what is it about old barn wood that makes humans go “squeeeee”??…MOM!! you are making too much squeee noise

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