When building a new home, particularly in the vernacular of Yankee barns, looking for inspiration from existing buildings is a very useful tool. The good news is, in New England and beyond, it’s fairly easy to find a number of varieties on the traditional New England or Yankee barn theme. Whether you get in the car or go on the web to look, you’ll quickly find inspiration.
Traditional Yankee Barns
These barns are traditional in style. The title in this case, implies they are “Yankee” or “New England” in origin, not specifically designed or constructed by Yankee Barn Homes. However, I can tell you from first hand experience, many of these barns have been used as a jumping off point for YBH clients!
Victorian Yankee Barns
The Victorian barn style came into vogue in the mid to late 1800’s and made its presence felt in New England and elsewhere, particularly in carriage barns.
Gambrel Yankee Barns
The term Gambrel refers to the roof style. Constructed to add more head room and space to the second story of a barn, it allows the option for more space to be utilized on the upper levels when choosing this style for a home.
Interior Yankee Barns
All I can say here is: the post and beam rules!
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