I have dreamed as long as I can remember of having a very old farmhouse with an attached barn. Here in Maine they’re rather common, usually with an ell that connects the house to the barn. They may not have been a necessity, but I’ll bet it surely was nice for the farmer to be able to care for his or her animals without needing to step out into cold or wet weather.
Someday, perhaps, I’ll have one.
It seems that Silas shares the dream. He made his a reality in the living room.