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A Yankee Barn Channels Hugh Newell Jacobsen

A Yankee Barn Channels Hugh Newell Jacobsen

The thought of a Yankee Barn mimicking a Hugh Newell Jacobsen design is actually quite natural. If you’re aware of the famous architect’s work, you already understand my statement. If not, take a look at this link, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, and you’ll see the similarities soon enough. Jacobsen was (and still is, at the age of eighty four) very fond of using the elementary barn shape and multiplying it, sometimes using various heights and lengths, into a series of structures combined at differing angles and/or set-backs, to form a house.  Simplicity, uniformity and repetition are key elements which unite the structure(s). You’ll quickly notice his fondness in using brilliant white on the entire house with a bright color (usually red) on the main entrance door. Hardscapes and landscapes near the house are kept to a minimum,  so as not to overshadow the home design.

Yankee Vision

This Hugh Newell Jacobsen home is on the coast in Rockport, ME. The Yankee barn style is immediately apparent, as is the simplicity which defines the Yankee lifestyle.


Now take a look at one of the latest houses designed and built by Yankee Barn Homes. Here, too, is the influence of not only the Yankee lifestyle, but the ingenuity of Hugh Newel Jacobsen.

Yankee Barn

Whether by design or by accident, the parallels between this home and those of the famous architect are uncanny. There truly is something to the idea of a Yankee lifestyle and all it entails!


Yankee Barn

This shot of the Yankee barn home is eye-catching in it’s simplicity and beauty.


Yankee Barn

As more pictures of this new Yankee Barn Home become available, I’ll take a look at how the interior of the home has evolved. Again, using Jacobsen as a jumping off point for comparison.


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  1. Not yet, Linda. We’re hoping to photograph it this coming summer! Please stay tuned…. BeamBabe

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