A few weeks ago in a blog entry titled A Post & Beam Barn Addition Gets “The Full Contemporary” Treatment , I highlighted a barn home addition located in the rolling hills of Connecticut. I mentioned the structure was the result of a creative collaboration between Yankee Barn Homes, a premier post & beam home and barn building company, and Dan Bristol of Dan Bristol Construction, Inc. I went on to say how excited we were here at Post and Beam Living, as we had been invited to chronicle the latest collaborative effort between these two highly successful companies. The time has arrived and I am pleased today to be able to share with you “Stage One: The Design Phase” of what promises to be one spectacular timber frame home!
At this point the new homeowners have had their design meeting where they presented Yankee Barn Homes with all their thoughts, ideas and particular design needs and wants. The preliminary sketches have been viewed and altered where necessary;Yankee Barn Homes has an interactive program allowing the homeowners to log-in to the YBH website and make modifications to their plans. What you’re seeing today is the final compilation of this process.
The contractor, Dan Bristol, has been kept apprised of all drawings while simultaneously working to prepare the build site. We’ll meet and speak with him when we arrive on site for the actual build. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
This Yankee Barn home is intended to be a contemporary take-off on the New England farmhouse. The tone-on-tone palette of soft whites (with soft grays used within the entryway indent) are used purposely to allow the clean lines of the structure to stand out. The almost Minimalist appearance is by design and should translate beautifully to the actual structure when it’s built; very reminiscent of a Hugh Newell Jacobsen design. I can not wait to see this home!
WOW! The thing I LOVE about these homes is the unassuming front side, all New England reserved and understated. Then you round the back corner and BANG – you’re breathless looking at all that architectural eye-candy; walls of windows, a private porch off the master bedroom, a breakfast nook off the great room….and they all lead poolside. As I said, “Wow!”
The next stop for us will be in the factory of Yankee Barn Homes where we’ll have the privilege to observe and photograph the building of the components of this home. Those of you who love the idea of hearing about insulated windows, r-values and the nitty-gritty on YBH’s very own Tru-Wall and Tru-Roof panels are in for a real treat.
In the meantime, we’ll keep entertaining you with structures we think you’ll enjoy seeing, so check back soon and often for more on this home along with many others!