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A Barn Home in the Upper Regions of Lake Michigan: Part 2

As promised in the previous post A Barn Home in the Upper Regions of Lake Michigan: Part 1, today we’ll further explore the evolution of the barn home built by Yankee Barn Homes and Adelaine Construction Company on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City, Michigan. Post and Beam Barn Home Adelaine Construction

When last we saw the barn home, it looked like the photo above. Much had been accomplished, but it was obvious this post and beam was definitely still under construction. Now, construction has progressed to near completion.  Please join us as we take a look to see how far this New England style timber frame has come since we last saw it. Adelaine ConstructionWow, what a difference a few months makes in the construction of a Yankee Barn home. Simply Gorgeous!! Let’s take a “walk” around the place to see what’s new.

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A pebble stone walkway leads to large slabs of granite that form the steps to the front door; a perfect look for a barn home. Wood steps or decking would not have worked nearly as well for this style home. If you look up, you’ll see the stonework has been completed on the chimney using the same granite as is found in the steps.

Post & Beam Barn Home by Yankee Barn HomesOn  the great room end of the barn, we find a beautifully shaped patio which, come next summer, will have the plantings portion of the landscaping completed. Notice the granite slabs here used both as steps and as accents to the patio and check out the spot-on barn style light fixtures, finished in the same color as the trim. It’s the attention to detail which makes all the difference. Very nicely done!  This is the view from both the patio and the great room. That’s Lake Charlevoix beyond the tree line.

The far corner of the house is where we see the back, or “mud room” entrance to the home. The full shed addition, the granary as it’s called at YBH, is the perfect place for a back door into the laundry/walk-in closet area. It leads directly to the post & beam kitchen.

While it may look a bit out of proportion now, when the shrubs fill in they will form a perfect hedgerow wall on either side of the gate. Love it!

When these photos were taken this past fall, the interior work was almost finished and the homeowners were beginning to move in. Yankee Barn Homes intends to photograph this home in the future, but Adelaine Construction and the homeowners were kind enough to share some interior photos so we could see the inside in progress. Adelaine Construction CompanyStill under construction, the post and beam kitchen is awaiting a colorful tile back-splash, both above the cook-top and on either side of the sink. Yankee Barn Homes The breakfast nook just off the kitchen is full of light. What a great space to welcome the day.Yankee barn HomesThe dining room light has just been hung. I love the weighted pulley system on a pendant light as it expands usability of the fixture a great deal.

Upstairs, the loft area is having furniture added…

…while the master bath is all but finished.Tiled Shower with Full Glass Door

I can not wait for this home to be photographed this coming summer so we can once again visit this beautiful post and beam barn home.  Until then we say “Well done, Yankee Barn Homes and Adelaine Construction Company…WELL DONE!”Adelaine Construction

This Post Has 25 Comments
  1. Wow, what a difference a year makes! And getting underway in a foot of snow was “simple”?
    Adelaine Construction is an amazing company and Yankee Barn Homes is THE premier post & beam company – fabulous product. Together they equal one fabulous team!

  2. I love this home. The red really pops. The beams in the kitchen are beautiful and the woods are so cozy around the home. Great job!

  3. Can someone give me information on the shower pictured in this series of pictures? It is exactly the shower we are looking for in our current remodeling. Brand name? Price?
    We would be very grateful for any leads.

    Thanks for your help.

    1. Judy, please contact Adelaine Construction Co at 231.439.0054, as they oversaw all the interior finish work on this barn home.

  4. Hi, I wanted to ask you about the siding on the outside of this beautiful house. Is it painted wood? What are the colors? Is it a special kind of siding?
    Beautifully done. Just divine!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Just saw your questions. I’ll ask our tech and building staff tomorrow (Monday) as they will have records of all the information you’ve requested. Check back in 24 hours or so and you should see a response from me with all the answers.
      Thanks for your questions,

    2. Maria – I think I have your answers. The siding on this house is cement board ship-lap siding with 2 coats of Cabot’s solid stain in the color Baked Brick. The deep green is a mix of 3 to 1, Benjamin Moore Hunter green and black.
      Hope this helps. Please let me know if I Can be of further assistance!

  5. My husband and I are looking to build a home like this one and would like to get an idea as to how much it would be to have it built.

    1. I will forward your inquiry to our staff right now. You should here from them very shortly! Please let me know if there’s anything further I can do to help. BeamBabe

  6. Beautiful home! Do you have floor plans available? I would love to get any ideas on cost as well for this package, construction , whatever details you could provide! Great work!

    1. Hi Ben, Yes we do have floor plans for this home (called the Sawyer Farmhouse). I will pass along your request and you should hear from someone soon. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance! BeamBabe

  7. This is a gorgeous home! My fiance and I are looking to build this model on our property and we have a few questions; similar to Ben’s questions! Price, blueprints, building options/construction, etc. Thank you in advance for your help!

      1. Hi Demi,
        I’ve passed your questions on to our office. You should hear from someone there shortly. Thank you for yuor inquiry. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance. BeamBabe

    1. Hi,
      I have forwarded your information on the Jennifer Hastings (, our Customer Service Rep. You should hear from her soon. Happy Holidays! BeamBabe

  8. I am would love some information on the home. What is the sq. ft and what is the estimated cost of building? Thank you!

    1. Hi Amanda, I have forwarded your request re: The Sawyer YBH to our sales department; you should be hearing from someone soon. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance and you may always email us at or call us toll-free at 800-258-9786. Thanks!

    1. Hi Anna,
      Wonderful news – the Sawyer barn home is a favorite! please contact us by emailing at or give us a call at 1-800-258-9786. We’d love to tell you all about our wonderful homes! Please let me know if I may provide further information. BeamBabe

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