When building your dream barn home you take every detail into account. No one knows this better than the Westchester, NY couple who built their home away from home using houses they’d seen in the Rocky Mountains as a spring board. The couple also loved the rural barn architecture of the Catskills; so much so, they modeled the exterior of their home after a barn found not far from where their Yankee Barn now stands. The Somerset is a classic post and beam barn home consisting of 3,941 square feet; it includes four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The large exterior sliding barn doors are functional as well as aesthetic. They help keep out the cold winds which blow during the winter months. The two large cupolas allow light to fill the upper levels of the home.
The living room/great room is two-plus levels high, with a cathedral ceiling and an impressive indigenous stone fireplace. A large wall of windows looks out to the deck, tiered patio and pool yard. The large post and beam mountain style kitchen is made for a family who likes to cook. The table and chairs in the kitchen/dining area were crafted from a tree found on the property!
While this house is considered a large home, the floor plans show the home is a classic rectangle barn shape, making it extremely energy efficient as well as utilizing a layout which allows for maximum design flexibility within the post and beam structure.