I know what you’re thinking, “she wouldn’t be the managing editor and major contributor to Post & Beam Living if she didn’t believe barn homes were the best”, but they really are, and here’s my proof:
1. A Vast Array of Exterior Styles
One might think in order to be a barn home, a structure has to look like a barn – Not True! The following pictures are all barn homes.
2. Gorgeous Interior Exposed Post & Beam Frames
In a timber frame home, the post & beam structure takes center stage, but this is not to say it will overpower a decor choice. Just the opposite, actually. A post & beam home gracefully accentuates any interior decorating style.
3. Open Expanses
Because the post & beam frame serves as the “internal support skeleton” of the home, walls can be placed (or not) wherever the homeowner desires. This allows for beautifully lofted spaces and soaring cathedral ceilings.
4. Site Adaptability
No matter the location or look of a site, a barn home has the uncanny ability to unify the terrain and structure into one complete setting. Bucolic is a word which often comes to mind upon viewing these barn homes.
5. Unique Niche Areas
One of my personal favorite aspects of living in a barn home (many of you may already know I live in a stunning Yankee Barn Homes carriage house) is the different niche areas the post & beam frame creates. Some are larger, others are more a vignette than an actual room. It doesn’t matter, they are all unique and special.
Your pictures always leave me salivating! Have you considered opening up an account with pinterest.com? It’s a free virtual pin board social media site. Basically you pin your favorite images which you can link back to your blog. It’s fun (and unfortunately addictive) and you would get a lot of followers.
No worries, I’m not affiliated with them, although it might sound like it. I opened up my account to use it as a vision board for a book I’m writing but there are so many other uses for it…
Thanks for feeding into my dreams! My hope is to someday build one of these, too!
It is so funny you mention this now as we are just in the process of opening an account. It should be up and active within days! Keep an eye out for us!
Glad you enjoy the blog – it’s a blast to write. If you ever get to build a barn home, you can do no better than Yankee Barn Homes. These houses truly are amazing!