Barn Swallow Manor Assisted living and Senior Care, complete with towering silo,
was formerly an actual working dairy barn
and historic structure in the rural farming area of Byron Center just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
In 2008 after a year's worth of planning, consulting with structural engineers, brainstorming with architects and meeting with the township;
the renovation began with 5 months of hard physical labor.
First everything in the barn had to be removed, and the interior spray washed. Next most of the old concrete floor was removed,
then the exterior was striped to the frame, including the roofing.
In September of 2008 Trubuilt Builders began
the building portion of the renovation.
By June of 2009 Valerie, Ashlin & Jenny moved
into our newly converted barn house.
Built with long term energy saving efficiency in mind
the best unseen "green" technology was chosen and installed:
while adding substantially to its structural strength at the same time.