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Restored barn in Austin offers plenty of artistic inspiration

Back in the 19th century, New York state was home to the “hop belt” where a series of high-ceilinged barns produced the majority of the country’s hops. When prohibition ended the huge beer market, many of the barns were neglected or abandoned. Originally built around 165 years ago in Canajohaire, New York, this hops barn is now a rustic art studio and guest house in Austin, Texas. And although the interior bears little resemblance to its agricultural history, the structure’s beautiful A-frame was preserved. Explore this stunning space restored by Heritage Barns and daydream of your own artistic retreat.