Delightful Dairy Barn Conversion
A famous musical couple found home sweet home in a former dairy barn.
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The late Skitch Henderson, pianist, composer and former music director for the Tonight Show, never really considered living outside the hustle and bustle of New York City.
But his wife, Ruth, had some investment property in New Milford, Conn., which needed attention, so in 1972 they left the bright lights behind and moved to the country. Before long they were operating The Silo, a combination cooking school, art gallery and gourmet market.
Ruth still makes her home in a 6,000-square-foot former dairy barn and grain silo. The interior features a light fixture created from the original hay hoist. Other unique touches include cow stanchions and a soaring cathedral ceiling that shows off the old rafters from the barn.
Homeowners Jenna and Steve Pelaez redesign small yard into patio retreat with grape arbor, flagstone and plants.(5 photos)
A master bedroom goes from blank white to stunning purple with Asian accents in this dramatic transformation.(6 photos)