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