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Old Barn Became A New House
When Raymond and Mildred Fink, of Lake Benton, Minn., decided to build a new home, they only looked as far as the old barn on the vacant farm site they owned. Just 14 months after starting work, the old barn was converted into an attractive, modern 3-level home.
The second floor serves as the main living quarters, complete with kitchen, dining room, walk-out patio, three bedrooms, a full bath, several closets and additional storage rooms. The ground level contains a double-car garage, utility room, full bath and a large living area with electric fireplace. The third level features a 1,200 sq. ft. attic with its own walk-out balcony.
The house is heated with electric baseboard heaters in each room to permit individual heat control. This helps save on heating in rooms where no heat is needed. Walls are insulated to an R-value of 22, and there is an additional 6 in. of fiberglass between each level of the home.
The Finks are happy to show interested visitors their home but ask that you call or write first.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ray and Mildred Fink, Lake Benton, Minn. 56149 (ph 507 368-4532).

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1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6