Our newest barn home, The Grantham Lakehouse, is a custom design which takes us back to our 40 year old roots. Barns and barn imagery are strong architectural influences, particularly in the New England market. The simplicity of form is not only appealing to the eye, but economic to build. The Grantham Lakehouse is a flexible design in that it may accommodate a middle aged couple with one-floor living, or conversely a young family, as it also has a second floor master and two children’s rooms (see floor plans below). The spaces were created with the ability to become whatever type of dwelling the homeowner needs, all within the extremely efficient envelope of a classic New England barn style home.
This house picks up where The YBH Gathering House left off. The language of the interior is quintessential Yankee Barn, from an articulated exposed timber structure to a second floor family room open to the ceiling (which includes a light emitting cupola). Full of natural materials, the house contains wide plank wood floors, a Crown Point Cabinetry kitchen, traditional interior detailing, 5 ½ baths and 5 bedrooms. All of these features are enveloped in 2400 square feet above ground and a 1200 square foot basement. The detached two-car garage is also part of this plan.
We’ve built the Grantham Lakehouse on a very steep site; however this house plan is adaptable for any topography. You’ll notice on the original plans, the garage is to be attached to the house. But the site in NH is so steep, the garage was shifted to sit at a ninety degree angle to the house.
So, here we are, returning to where it all began for Yankee Barn Homes more than 40 years ago, back in full-swing at Eastman in Grantham, NH. We couldn’t be happier to be coming home. As it turns out, you CAN go home again. Check back often as we’ll be updating progress with interior and exterior photos.