One of the best features about building a Yankee Barn Homes post and beam cottage is the amazing amount of leeway clients may take with a given floor plan. The following two cottages, which have already been built by Yankee Barn, are excellent examples of the same basic plan conceptualized in two different ways. This is easily doable with a Yankee Barn structure, as the weight of the cottage is carried by the post and beam frame. Moving interior rooms (and walls) around does not create structural support issues. Should you try this with a stick-built home, you’d incur major expense as the weight bearing support would need to be totally re-worked.
NOTE: I realize these two sets of plans would have been easier to compare had they been side-by-side, however doing so would have made the text on the plans too blurred, therefore I opted to use this format so you could clearly see the placement of rooms, foyers, etc.
Here’s what to notice on the two floor plans: A rectangle with a wrap-around porch on one end and an attached garage on the other. This is the same for both the East Hampton and Hampton floor plans. External changes on the Hampton – the foyer/entry has been moved from right to left and the garage has been moved from left to right.
You can see the internal design is only slightly different – the staircase has gone from a straight to turned, causing the kitchen/half bath and dining room placement to flip.
The East Hampton Cottage
As you view the pictures for both cottage barn homes, you’ll notice how different they are in appearance. If viewing only the pictures, you’d probably never realize they were basically the same floor plan. The porches, on the other hand, are a dead giveaway!
The Hampton Cottage
There you have it. The same basic cottage floor plan with two entirely different interpretations. You dream it and Yankee Barn Homes can build it!
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