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At Water’s Edge: Yankee Barn Homes Sit Pretty

At Water’s Edge: Yankee Barn Homes Sit Pretty

Whether the edge of the body of water is a lake, a pond, the ocean, a stream or pool; it doesn’t really matter. When it comes to siting a post & beam home, the water’s edge makes a dynamite choice. Over the years, Yankee Barn Homes has designed and built quite a few houses on the water; in this post I’d like to  show you several of my favorites. One thing I hope you’ll notice is the architectural differences among these homes. The styles and appearances are purposely created to meld with each of the home’s particular surroundings, but be assured, they are all post and beam homes constructed by Yankee Barn Homes.

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This Yankee Barn sits on the Intercoastal Waterway in Edisto Island, South Carolina.


Lakes and Ponds

Below are just a few of the many Yankee Barn Homes built along the edge of a lake or pond.

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This bucolic setting is brought to you by the rolling hills of North Carolina and Yankee Barn Homes.


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A mountain style post and beam by Yankee Barn Homes located in the mountains of New Hampshire.
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This contemporary Yankee Barn occupies a peninsula on a small lake in Connecticut.


Coastal Homes

These three homes are all located on the eastern seaboard of the United States, but that’s where their similarities end. Situated in very different areas, each one reflects the architectural style of their specific location.

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This YBH coastal cottage may be found along the rocky coast of Maine.
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A YBH shingle style post and beam suits the coast of Rhode Island perfectly.


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A spectacular view of the Intercoastal Waterway from the master bedroom of the afore mentioned South Carolina Yankee Barn.




While many Yankee Barn Homes are built on properties with brooks and streams, this carriage house is unusual in that the structure and grounds were planned specifically around the stream which meanders throughout their five acre property.

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The stream plays a central role in this highly integrated property.


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A lighted bridge ties the house side to the garden and tea house side of the property.



In case your property does not come with a “water feature”, no worries; install one. That’s just what these YBH homeowners did with their barn style home in the Catskill Mountains.

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The pool sits two tiered levels down from the house.


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The landscaping creates a natural connection between the house and the pool area.
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The man-made waterfall makes use of the naturally occurring slope between the home and the pool.



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A contemporary Yankee Barn on the coast of Cape Cod, MA.

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. I am really enjoying your blog. I have loved and admired post and beam construction for many many years. I do have a question though that ties in somewhat with the latest posting. In regards to coastal homes, how would post and beam relate to the possible necessity for the entire structure to be built on pilings?
    My own retirement dream includes possibly living on the Texas coast and storm surge flooding is always a possibility in that area. Ideally a home would have parking space and possibly storage at ground level with everything else being placed up out of harms way.

    1. Hi Gerry,
      First, please allow me to say a big “Thank you” for reading our blog!
      As to your question regarding the one coastal home we show up on pilings: it’s built on Edisto Island, SC. This home had to be up on pilings in order to meet code.
      I’ve visited this home; it’s ground level is indeed parking and storage, just as you suggested!

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