Nancy Angerman, left, and her husband, Tom Hutter, stand outside their home that used to be a old hay barn in Ravenna, Ohio. / MCT/Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal
So choosing to build a house by reconstructing an old barn and outfitting it with things like salvaged brick and torn-up sidewalks was hardly out of character for them — even 25 years ago, before reclaiming architectural salvage became trendy.
The couple’s home is a 19th-Century barn that Hutter and a crew dismantled and moved from Sharon Township, Ohio. Refurbishing the barn has been Hutter’s passion, a project accomplished a bit at a time over more than two decades.