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September 2000

Debbie Miller March 23, 2016

In September the other building on the property, the ‘barn’, started construction. Wanting more than the average Ohio B&B, Steve and Debbie started to convert a 1938 barn into five suites, a meeting room to hold up to 80 and a 40X60 foot brick patio.  Debbie designed the rooms in the middle of the night on a piece of scrap paper.  The metal trusses that separate the rooms determined the size of the rooms.  The lofts were designed to give more comfort and a homier atmosphere.  She interviewed over 50 ‘road warriors’, people who travel over 100,000 air miles a year.  She figured they would be “experts” in hotel design.  They helped her design the meeting room as well.