Elm

Heritage Haven Barn

In the serene landscapes of Normandy, France, lies an ancient barn that has stood the test of time since the late 1700s, weathering countless seasons and witnessing the passage of history. Surrounded by rolling green fields and nestled within a picturesque countryside, this barn exudes a timeless charm that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the region.

This barn near Omaha Beach in Normandy holds immense historical significance, particularly during the D-Day invasion when the 29th Infantry Division came ashore and moved across five miles of flooded farmland to make their way to Columbieres. In this small French town, the first home they liberated was a farmhouse called La Poterie. From here, the men under the command of Lieutenant Kermit Miller attacked the Chateau des Columbieres, the headquarters of the German army. This was just one place and one battle inside of Operation Overlord, but it was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

The structure, with its robust wooden beams and weathered stone walls, is a testament to the craftsmanship of a bygone era. Each elm beam, marked by time, tells a story of resilience and continuity. The barn’s rustic appeal is amplified by the intricate joinery and the patina that only centuries can impart, revealing the structural integrity and historical value of the barn. The roof, though partially collapsed during a recent storm, highlights the enduring quality of the original materials used. The sturdy wooden beams, some bearing unique carvings and tool marks, emphasize the artisanal skills that went into their creation. These beams, aged to a rich hue by centuries of weather and use, offer a tactile connection to the past, allowing one to feel the history embedded within the wood.

Heritage Haven Barn (Olivier’s Barn)

From above, the site offers a breathtaking view of the expansive Normandy countryside. The juxtaposition of the ancient barn against the lush green fields creates a striking visual narrative. The aerial images capture the barn in its entirety, providing a clear perspective of its scale and the surrounding landscape. This vantage point not only showcases the beauty of the location but also emphasizes the importance of preserving such historical treasures within their environmental context. The barn’s weathered stones and timeworn timber stand as silent sentinels, bearing witness to the waves of history that have swept through Normandy, from the tranquil agricultural life of the 18th century to the tumultuous days of World War II.

In its current state, the barn serves as a poignant reminder of the region’s rich historical tapestry. The weathered stones and beams, each scarred with the marks of time and human endeavor, offer a glimpse into the lives of those who built and used the barn over the centuries. As such, this barn is not merely a structure, but a narrative etched in wood and stone, capturing the essence of Normandy’s enduring spirit.

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Additional Project Inclusions

Coffee Table Book

Professional coffee table-style book with photographs and documentation of the site and area

Canvas Image

Large landscape-style high-quality canvas picture of the structure in its original location

Accoutrement

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Location Photoshoot

Digital Folder of All Pictures will be yours forever! You will own the complete record of how your wood lived before joining your history.

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Installation Photography

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