A Rustic "Upscale French Barn" Home on Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas. Living Room - Magnificent "French Barn" living room boasts historic reclaimed materials from Europe. Crates of 17th century rubble were used for the walls. The floors are from a French stable. The 18th-century limestone mantel in the living room once graced a French farmhouse. The massive front door is easily 300 years old, and it, too, came from a French country house.