This Yankee Barn home in Minnesota is not only beautiful, it has a great story. Every once in awhile, we have clients who wish to finish their Yankee Barn home themselves. This home belongs to just such a couple, who originally bought their barn home in 1994, then proceeded to finish it themselves. It has undergone an interior decor paint color and kitchen cabinet makeover once since it was finished, but other than that, the barn is today as it was when originally built. With ingenuity, hard work and a fierce desire to own their own unique piece of the Minnesota countryside, this couple made their dream into a reality. Well Done!!
A Barn Home Labor of Love
We recently received a letter from this homeowner that was so special, we want to share some of it with you. The text in Italics is directly from the homeowner. Enjoy!
“We began building out YBH in 1994. It is our dream home and has been a labor of love ever since. We did a ton of the work ourselves over the years. Our kitchen was originally a distressed dark hunter green which we recently updated to a glazed antique ivory finish.”
“It has been a personal dream of mine to be in your newsletter since the very first night after we received our YBH kit in the mail back in 1993 and we stayed up until 3am designing our dream home.”
“We have so many stories to tell regarding the building of our Minnesota home that we could fill a book ourselves! Who knows, maybe someday we will….”
“…and by the way, it IS better in a barn (we still have our tee shirts to prove it!)”
ALL PHOTO CREDITS: Brian Shultz
It is always a pleasure for us to receive letters and pictures from homeowners. If any of you have pictures and stories you’d like to share, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to see your amazing work with these beautiful homes!
If you would like more information about Yankee Barn Home options, you can explore our floor plan options, call and talk to one of our design consultants at 800-258-9786 or fill out this short online form.