The barn house staircase is as individual as the barn house itself, and at Yankee Barn Homes we’ve seen some pretty spectacular staircases. From the type of staircase, i.e. straight, turned with landing(s), spiral, painted, stenciled or “other”; all of the following have unique features. If you’re considering building, this is a great place to get ideas on an oft overlooked architectural feature of the home; one which you’ll use multiple time each day. Make it special!
Yankee Barn House Staircases
The layout and placement of a staircase in a barn house, as in any house, depends on the floor plan and traffic flow desired by the homeowners. Thus staircases often come about not as a primary feature of a home, but as a secondary consideration. However, this does not mean they are not a primary concern. Figuring out where you’re staircases will go, how many you’ll need and what they will look like (straight, turned, spiral), will be one of the first decisions you’ll make when planning your new home. The following photos will help you see how various Yankee Barn homeowners have used their staircases as both a utilitarian necessity and an architectural asset.
Primary staircases are most often found near the main entrance of the home. This one is on Maratha’s Vineyard, with a fantastic ocean view. The stair kickbacks were replaced with a “floating” steel rods so as not to obstruct the view.
This mountain style Yankee Barn’s staircase is a central architectural feature, combined with another great architectural element, the two-story stone fireplace.
This farmhouse style YBH stair is a straight shot up…
…with a lovely seating area located at the top.
A Vermont YBH cottage located on Lake Champlain, has the stairs neatly tucked into a front corner near the main entrance.
The stair kickbacks in The Bennington YBH carriage house, are accented with a diamond stencil pattern…
…while a Rhode Island coastal YBH staircase is painted with a map of the area where the house is located.
Spiral stairs are often a popular choice as a secondary staircase in a Yankee Barn home.
A painted spiral staircase is located in the children’s loft area of this coastal Yankee Barn.
Sometime, stairs are tucked neatly into the center of a home…
…and sometimes they run along an exterior wall.
No matter where they’re placed, barn house staircases always add architectural interest while serving their primary function!
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