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A Pastoral Setting For A Handsome Barn Home

I don’t know what it is about Connecticut and gorgeous scenery, but it’s an undeniable fact; the state certainly has it! If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a great piece of property, no matter where it might be, you’ll be certain to think long and hard about the type of structure that best suits not only your needs, but also shows off your property’s best features. This is why the truly great homes don’t exist in a vacuum. They’ve been thoroughly planned and thought out, and one of the most important aspects to be considered is the site. Case in point: this particular rural setting just begged for a barn, and not just any barn; a New England Yankee barn built by Yankee Barn Homes.

This home is actually two barns set perpendicular  to each other. One of them serves the interactive social areas of the home while the other houses the private quarters and garage. There’s even an ingenious pass-through that creates the distinction between bedrooms and garage.post & beam barn homes

The creative use of a full bump-out entryway, faced in local stone, not only takes this home’s exterior appeal up several notches, it also provides the function of transition between the front exterior and interior living spaces.

A close-up shot of the entry shows that while it may be functional, it is also an architectural feature in its own right. Through the use of gorgeous double doors, bleached cedar shingles and a barrel-vaulted ceiling trimmed out in bead board, this entryway provides stylish shelter from the elements.

Just as the exterior is designed to work with the site, the interior is set up to work for a family that enjoys spending time together. The common areas of the home, kitchen, dining and living areas, are housed in one barn which has no interior walls. Each space flows into the next so people may communicate and move about freely.

The stone fireplace is centrally located so that it may be enjoyed no matter where the family is gathered.

The kitchen area sits opposite the great room area and is separated from the dining area by a half wall that serves as a built-in side board with china cabinets on either end.

Behind the break front is the kitchen area, complete with a center island that includes an eat-at bar.

So there you have it.  Nothing beats well thought out and well designed space, inside and out. Except maybe to be sure the structure you build is one that will look good anywhere and go with any style – a barn home. And no one does it better from beginning to end (yes YBH buildings  include the walls and the roof in their packages) than Yankee Barn Homes!

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