Shannon Red Barn Farm

Our Story

When the last remaining 40 acres of the Shannon Farm went up for sale in 1999 - 2000, concerns arose that developers would purchase the farm, but not preserve the endangered historic farm buildings.

At the request of the farm’s longtime owners, the Boulder County Commissioners approved a subdivision exemption plat, for the purpose of creating a small parcel to facilitate the historic preservation of the existing farm structures, prior to the sale of the remainder of the farm 

The farmstead parcel includes the farmhouse, the privy, the pump house, the clay tile dairy milking barn and silo, a studs-out granary and a grout chicken house/milkhouse.  The farm buildings are listed as Boulder County Landmarks. Shannon farm is also listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places.

Robert and Carol Affleck purchased the farmstead with the fragile historic buildings in 2000. With their experience as a Contractor and Designer, they have carefully restored each building over the last ten years, with the help of other expert craftsmen. 

The rural historic landscape includes some of the existing historic plants, including grapevines, rhubarb, gooseberries, and a large patch of historic yellow roses, said to have been brought to Boulder County by pioneer settlers. The new owners have planted a  kitchen garden, a tea garden, and a large vegetable and flower garden.
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