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A Yankee Barn Home Sits Lakeside

As summer approaches and thoughts turn to outdoor living, Yankee Barn home has the ideal location; lakeside.  Upon approaching the home you might think you’re seeing a farm house style home, but the lake glimmering off in the distance suggests there’s more than meets the eye to this house.

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The lake off in the distance implies this house is meant for fun and sun.

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The Exterior

The back entrance, with a farmhouse style porch, let’s you know there are farmhouse elements to this home.

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A farmer’s porch spans the back length of the home.

However, upon looking off to the left, you spy a screened in porch with an observation deck above and you suspect there are more elements yet to be discovered. Coming around to the front of the home you’ll realize your suspicions totally justified.

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Wow! From the screened-in porch to the hot tub to the patio, this home is meant for outdoor fun.

The numbers of different rooms, including the outdoor room, from which the lake can be seen is simply amazing. The focal point being the two-story gable jut out with it’s wall of windows.

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The Yankee Barn nestles comfortably into this lakeside site.

Seen from further out, this home pretty much owns the little peninsula on this lake in Connecticut.

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A picture perfect setting for this Yankee Barn home.

 

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The Interior

Once you’ve entered this post and beam home, a mountain style entrance envelopes you.

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This entrance is stunning and the stone fireplace adds an unusual but pleasing element.

This post and beam home is an excellent example of how Yankee Barn Homes  can incorporate more than one interior style with ease.  The entrance is decidedly mountain style, the kitchen conveys a farmhouse feel…

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The heavy use of bead board in the kitchen implies a farmhouse style.

…while the den and great room have a streamlined contemporary feel.

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The media and great rooms are done in a scaled-down minimal style.

Throughout the remainder of the home, the rooms stay within the style parameters set by the major areas of the home. The basement level bar (a.k.a. The Man Cave) …

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This bar on the lower level of the home allows for fun and relaxation indoors.

…along with the master bath, combine the mountain and contemporary styles.

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The master bath nods to both mountain and contemporary style with the birch bark mirror and the counter top square sink.

 

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Aside from interior and exterior styles, this house is mainly about fun, sun, and enjoying life; indoors and out!

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Sundown brings a peaceful calm to the lake house.

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