The barn house fireplace is a primary focal point with major impact. Whether the style is a mantled fireplace, a stone structure, a contemporary concrete design, or a rustic wood-stove, the architectural appeal commands a room.Yankee Barn Homes are known for beautiful post and beam frames, and there is no better way to accentuate these homes than with an eye-catching fireplace.
Your fireplace speaks to who you are and the lifestyle your household leads. It sets the tone and reflects not only the room in which the fireplace resides, but the entire house. But don’t feel restricted by the design of your fireplace. A field stone fireplace looks wonderful with elegant oriental rugs and classic antique furniture, while looking equally at home with more causal pieces (as evidenced in the second photo below).
Fireplaces create ambiance and warmth; two key elements in making a house a “home”. Seating is most often arranged around a fireplace for this very reason. Family and friends will naturally gravitate to the room where the fireplace is located, particularly during inclement weather.
When building a Yankee Barn, owners have the option of locating a fireplace centrally within the home, on an interior wall, or an exterior side or gable end wall.