Barn homes are being built every day, but I continue to be impressed by the structures built by Yankee Barn Homes. This particular house is found on one of the most famous peninsulas in the U.S. – Cape Cod, MA. Weathered shingles and white trim abound on the cape and this Yankee Barn is no different, and yet, it is. Once inside, you realize this is no cramped cape with small, closed-off rooms. An open floor plan with extensive use of white on the walls makes this space bright, full of light and cheerful.
Everything a coastal home should be!
Barn homes are great because you have the option to place the entrance just about anywhere. This one appears centered (very nice), yet is actually off to one end of the main living space. To the left of the main entrance is a first floor entrance to an attached garage with private guest quarters located above.
Turn right at the main entrance and there it is: the famous Yankee Barn Homes great room, in all it’s glory, with all that space and light barn homes famously possess. There’s just something about the lofted space and the symmetry of a barn echoed in the beautifully exposed post & beam frame.
To the back of the barn home sits an open floor-plan post & beam kitchen with enough space for a number of cooks to work together and enjoy one another as meals are prepared. Even the non-cooks have room to engage in conversation as there is an eat-at bar running the entire length of one side of the kitchen.
Or, should you desire a bit more sun with your conversation, there is a glassed in solarium/breakfast nook just off the other end of the kitchen. Again, barn homes offer so many options, it is possible for an owner to have just about any space he/she desires.
To complete the tour of this coastal Cape Cod barn home, Let’s take a few peeks upstairs. This second floor hallway space interests me due to it’s intriguing architectural appeal. I love the view to the upper private loft area. I imagine hiding away here with a good book on a rainy summer day listening to the rain on the roof. Ah….
The other space I find extremely appealing is self-evident once you see the photo. Who wouldn’t love this room at the end of a fun-filled day on the beach. This is where I would be found every night! The thing that really makes all the marble work in this master bath, is the contrasting post & beam frame. It accentuates and compliments the white without dominating it – perfect!
So there you have it, just one more in a lengthy line of reasons why I continue to be impressed by the structures built by Yankee Barn Homes!