At Yankee Barn Homes, it’s our business to KNOW what buyers want. We thought you might find it interesting to learn what we’ve discovered regarding this all important topic. As it turns out, people building Yankee Barn homes do not want “just a basic box”. In fact, customized details are a must-have, as they make a home unlikely to be “cookie-cutter”, thus avoiding fear it will look like a home built by a high-volume home producer. The message we’re getting could not be clearer: Homeowners want quality over quantity, and one of the more important factors which differentiates a great home is its facade. The “face” of the home needs to grab the eye with a unique appeal and the certainty of the “Wow” effect. No mass production here; individualized and custom design are what’s wanted, from beginning to end!
Barn Homes Floor Plans That Provide Luxury and Efficiency
An eye-catching facade is not enough, however. A winning exterior must be paired with a floor plan that provides two other essentials: luxury and efficiency. For example: a master suite might include his and her closets, personal vanities in the master bath (which has both a soaking tub and a shower) and a sitting area.
A generously sized kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, often opening onto one another, which have an easy traffic flow pattern, are desirable. A drop zone near the garage entrance, to capture mail, keys, backpacks, and general “stuff” that comes through the door; often combined with a pantry for the kitchen, as storage is always in high demand. Tons of natural light flooding through high efficiency windows is a must. Depending on the client, a formal dining room may be a requirement. If so, it needs to be close to the kitchen while remaining separate and private from kitchen activities.
Secondary bedrooms are often placed on a second level or at the other end of a single level home, affording total privacy for occupants of the master suite. A media room that can function as a home office or another bedroom is yet another item on the “must have” list.
Finally, the home must be cost effective and energy efficient. High R values and better windows provide efficient heating and cooling systems while simultaneously allowing for open floor plans and lofted ceiling spaces.
Barn Homes Sample Floor Plans
As I’ve used many photos from the Laurel Hollow, I thought I’d share the floor plans with you.