Photos by Nolan Collins
D’ALCORN BARN: The D’Alcorn barn’s past life as a dairy barn is easily evoked by the milk house. Having a milk house was a government requirement to increase safety and sanitation for milk storage, mandating milk be stored away from the cattle and at a consistent temperature.
HAYMOW: While bales of hay no longer reach the rafters at the D’Alcorn barn, a child’s imagination can still run wild over forts to build and kingdoms to conquer.
STORAGE: The barn becomes a Kubota “castle,” as Marcia D’Alcorn’s tractor, a gift from her husband, is stored securely out of the weather.
HORSE HEAVEN: “What are you doing?” seems to be what Joe (foreground), one of Marcia’s horses asks, as photographer Nolan Collins kneels to capture a photo of Joe and River (the other horse) enjoying free movement in and out of the adapted barn.
ADAPTED USE: Old and new blend beautifully together, as box stalls with sliding doors provide warmth in the winter and cool comfort in the summer for the family’s elderly equines.
CRAFTSMANSHIP: Light filling the D’Alcorn barn stirs the soul and respect for the craftsmen who built the structure, which, with loving care, has stood the test of time.