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A Barn Home in the Upper Regions of Lake Michigan: Part I

Wow, this post & beam barn home is classy and classic – both in it’s nod to barns of New England and it’s ability to meld beautifully with the topography of Boyne City, MI.  Located on the shores of Lake Charlevoix,  an off-shoot of Lake Michigan, this Yankee Barn barn-style home is a compact rectangle with a full bump-out shed extension (called a granary by the folks at YBH) on the back. The timber frame and insulated wall and roof panels (complete with Anderson Windows)  were conceived, drafted and constructed back in Grantham, NH by Yankee Barn Homes. Once in Michigan, the team of professional builders at Adelaine Construction took on the job of “raising” the barn during the winter months and completing all the finish work on the interior. Over the next two posts, I’ll take a look at how this timber frame home went from customized panels and  stacks of carefully notched timbers, to a completed post & beam barn home. Adelaine Construction

Winter? What winter?? Adelaine Construction has the frame up in no time and begins installing the wall panels. The great room end of the home is still exposed; but you can see the two-story opening has already been framed in by sub-flooring.

Adelaine ConstructionWithin days, Adelaine Construction has the post & beam frame up and the walls and roof completely enclosed…Barn Homes…while out back, a full length shed addition is quickly nearing completion. Wow, these guys are fast!

Just as quickly, siding and trim begins to go on and a cupola and chimney enclosure appear.Lake Charlevoix Yankee Barn Home

In the meantime, look what’s happening inside the barn home. Radiant heat tubing for hot water has been laid throughout the home and a thin layer of cement is now going down before the wood flooring is placed on top. This heat is extremely even and efficient and for those of us concerned about the aesthetics of a floor,  no worries; wood, tile, and even stylized and polished concrete are just a few of your flooring options. Radiant Heat

Back out front, the main entrance to the home is really taking shape. Siding is completely up and gorgeous wood double doors are about to be complimented by a traditional pair of sliding barn doors. Hangers for the doors have already been installed on the glide rail located under the pent roof door trim. Post & Beam Barn Home

The barn doors are hung and the front door begins to give hints of just how nice this area will look when completed. These doors are certainly aesthetically pleasing, but in the cold winters of northern Michigan, they also serve the very practical function of heat conservation! Sliding Barn Doors

Okay, I believe I’ve intrigued you enough to check back  in a few days.  We’ll all get to see what happens over the months as this barn home progresses toward becoming a gorgeous post & beam home on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Oh yeah, and don’t worry about those white doors you see on the garage in this last picture. It was too cold when the shot was taken to have them painted. When next they appear, they’ll be the same beautiful deep green as the other doors and trim! Timber Frame in Michigan by Yankee Barn Homes

You”ll see the progress on this Yankee Barn Homes barn home in just a few days. Please join us as our next post A Barn Home in the Upper Regions of Lake Michigan: Part II, will show the home’s exterior completed and the interior finish work looking pretty spectacular.

This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. You are MOST welcome! We are hoping to work with your company again in the future as you are definitely top “notch” all the way!!

  2. You are MOST welcome! We are hoping to work with your company again in the future as you are definitely top “notch” all the way!!

  3. I truly hope someday my husband and I can have a home like this one in upper Michigan. What a great idea of converting a barn into a beautiful home like this…

  4. I love this idea hope my husband and I can have a barn home like this one someday, will keep you in mind. Love the barn idea and looks as though you have a great company..

  5. Thank for the wonderful compliments, Lynn. We are so glad you like the looks of Yankee Barn Homes. Note: this house in Michigan is not a rehabbed barn , but a brand new home made to look as though it’s been there for years. YBH is fantastic at getting the architectural feel of a home right – no matter the style!
    Please check back often as this house is currently in the process of being professionally photographed. I can’t wait to see the pictures!!!

  6. Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  7. great work on your barn build. Could you share the manf and color of the green paint on the trim? Thank you.

  8. Hi Jim, I’ll try to find out, but normally we don’t keep that type of information on file as the client chooses the colors once the house arrives and goes up on site. Best, BeamBabe

  9. Good day! I simply would like to offer you a big
    thumbs up for the great info you have got right here on this
    post. I will be returning to your site for more soon.

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