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Nestled at the front of Patina Meadow, overlooking the vibrant Bloomerie, stands our gathering barn, the Shed, which is set to become the beating heart of our community. This 3,500 square foot space, with its rustic appeal inspired by the time-honored tobacco barns of Tennessee, the Shed is poised to become a haven for creativity and connection, housing our Potterie and a great Gathering Room.

With its weathered, reclaimed barn wood exterior, reminiscent of the material used in the construction of the neighboring cabin, the Shed is a testament to the rich history and craftsmanship that has inspired the property.

The entrances to The Shed are accessible through our Bloomerie, instantly immersing you in a world of blooming flowers and lush vegetables. This connection with nature creates a sense of tranquility and harmony, setting the stage for the creative endeavors that will unfold within its walls.

One of the focal points of the Shed is the Potterie, a pottery studio that will serve as a hub for artistic exploration and learning. With classes planned to begin next spring, visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the world of pottery, guided by teachers who will nurture their creativity and help them discover the joy of working with clay.

The heart of the Shed lies in the Gathering Room, a spacious area on the right side of the barn that invites visitors to come together as a community. This multipurpose space will be adorned with a fully equipped kitchen, encouraging the shared experience of preparing meals and breaking bread.

The inclusion of a pool table, dart board, and whiskey bar adds a touch of leisure and entertainment, fostering a convivial atmosphere where guests can unwind, engage in friendly competition, and forge lasting connections.

Ample seating arrangements, carefully curated to encourage conversation and interaction, will provide the perfect setting for visitors to share stories, exchange ideas, and form meaningful connections. Whether it's a gathering of friends, a workshop, or a celebration, the Gathering Room will serve as a versatile backdrop for countless memorable moments.

But the Shed offers more than just communal spaces. It also houses two distinct living areas. The Apartment, located upstairs, serves as comfortable accommodations for visitors and visiting teachers, ensuring a restful stay immersed in the serenity of Patina Meadow.

With its cozy ambiance and rustic charm, the Apartment offers a peaceful retreat after a day of artistic exploration or a long stroll through the idyllic grounds.

Additionally, the Shed boasts The Studio, an art space for Steve and a studio apartment. This versatile studio will serve as a sanctuary where Steve can unleash his creativity and bring his imaginative visions to life.

Lastly, the Shed provides a work and storage room for Dan, the diligent property manager who ensures that every aspect of Patina Meadow runs smoothly. This functional space allows Dan to tend to the property's needs, making it a sanctuary for creativity and a welcoming retreat for all who visit.

As the Shed at Patina Meadow takes shape, it becomes evident that this structure is much more than just a gathering barn. It is a sanctuary where nature and art converge, where creativity and community intertwine, and where unforgettable memories are waiting to be made. Whether you're a pottery enthusiast seeking to explore your artistic side, a visitor in search of respite, or a member of the Patina Meadow family embarking on a new creative journey, the Shed invites you to step inside, immerse yourself in its rustic allure, and find solace, inspiration, and connection amidst its welcoming embrace.




Jul 05, 2023

It looks wonderful! You have been busy since your move and it shows. The property is just lovely.


Jul 03, 2023

It is always so inspiring to read your posts...dreams do come true! Wishing you the very best.


Jul 01, 2023

Such a beautiful place you both are creating for your community and your family. Thank you for giving back to others and to nature. I loved Patina Farms in Ojai. But watching Patina Meadows in Leipers Fork evevoling is even Better! I hope to be able to visit one day. God bless....


Jun 30, 2023

No moss under YOUR feet!! WHOA!! Bring it on!!! franki


What a wonderful gift you are creating for the community and your family. I’m excited to watch it grow and develop.

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