Epicure kitchen in Omena:Barn of the Year!

  1. April 28, 2014

    We are so proud! The Epicure kitchen in Omena has earned a Barn of the Year award for 2014! A huge thank you goes to the Michigan Barn Preservation Network for their continued preservation and recognition efforts on these historic structures so essential to our landscape.

    The Hog Barn circa 1880 and 1910 was constructed in two increments with the first being a stick framed structure under a gabled roof with a loft and a cold cellar below. Somewhat later another larger gabled structure was added, also with a wooden construction on a concrete pad with a metal roof.

    During the transformation into our kitchen, countless structural, electrical, and plumbing upgrades were made. Modifications for a walk-in cooler, as well as a gravel patio with in-ground oven were also added.

    Before restoration:

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    During restoration:

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    After restoration:

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    The front entrance to the hog barn/kitchen at Cherry Basket Farm

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    Inside the hog barn/kitchen at Cherry Basket Farm

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    Back patio and  rear entrance to the hog barn/kitchen at Cherry Basket Farm

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    The in-ground oven on the back patio

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    Marsha & Tom Buehler, the owners of Cherry Basket Farm, with their award from the Michigan Barn Preservation Network

    “After” photos, top to bottom: Michelle March Photography, Epicure Catering, Epicure Catering, Tec Petaja Photography, Michigan Barn Preservation Network.

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