First a little background. The location is in the center of a 90 acre farm in PA. The property consists of 2 stone farm houses, one built in 1767 and the other in 1817, as well as several barns/outbuildings. A lot of the buildings are still mostly original, and like most farms the buildings are packed tightly together, so placement is a bit of a challenge since I really don't want to ruin the look of the place.
About 30 feet behind my house is the old smokehouse and about where I want to build. The smokehouse was probably build early 1800's, is hole/peg construction, and consists of a stone foundation 2'-3' high about 10' across. My brother drew a few of my ideas for me in sketch up.
Essentially I want remove the framework of the smokehouse and turn the foundation into a bar top. The smokehouse itself is pretty beat, and hasn't been used for 30-40 years, the stone foundation looks perfect.
I plan to build a 24'x24' covered area supported on 6 6x6" posts ranging in height from 8,10,12 feet giving me a 2.4:12 pitched roof. The front will have a 10'x24' pergola. What isn't modeled is in front of the pergola I plan to have a fire pit, and a 18'x10' motorized screen.
I started work on this about a month ago, but took pictures and I will get this thread up to date over the weekend.