Many see the term “barn houses” and “post and beam” or “timber frame” and think: log home living. This is actually not the case. Log homes tend to be more rustic with a very large amount of wood exposed on the interior. Post and beam homes expose the timber structure on the interior where and when desired, while allowing the option for the warmth of painted and/or plastered walls. The pictures that follow will clear up any misunderstanding regarding the differences between timber frame barn houses and log homes. There are as many different architectural styles built in the post and beam tradition as there are in the regular, or stick-built, form.
Rhode Island Barn House
England Coastal Lighthouse
As you can see, barn houses come in many architectural styles, thus allowing them to suit not only the homeowners’ vision, but the surrounding architectural topography as well. Log homes, while beautiful, are more of a “one trick pony” as they are meant for and only look right in very specific settings, i.e. mountains or what we think of as western prairie/plains settings. Click this link, Pictures of Log Homes, to compare these homes with barn houses.
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