North Hampton, NH
AIA New Hampshire Merit Award 2016;
New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award 2016
Community reanimates a historic farm
Throwback Brewery at Hobbs Farm represents the regenesis of an 1860s barn and historic 12-acre family farm. The restored barn accommodates the production, canning, and office functions of the nano-brewery as well as a farm-to-table restaurant and commercial kitchen. The property, which narrowly escaped being developed as a subdivision, is now the site of an active community-supported-agriculture farm and community spaces that regularly host yoga, forums, game nights, and plays.
The design of the barn preserves the original, majestic post-and-beam structure, and almost all materials, including the structural members, wood flooring, bar cladding, trim, and tables, are constructed of materials reclaimed from the site. The design opens the barn to the landscape with the addition of windows for natural light and large glass garage doors within the traditional sliding barn doors.