The cupola is one of those architectural features some may think of as an “ornament” or an add-on. Well, at Yankee Barn Homes not only do we love the idea of the cupola, we design and create them like no other post and beam company. Seriously, we’re the only post and beam company out there that builds cupolas right in our factory along with your house and/or barn.
Originally built on barns as a necessary ventilation system for housing livestock, (which they still are use for today), the cupolas on our barn homes can be functional, decorative or both. Along with adding a great deal of character and charm to your barn home, the cupola can provide a wonderful light source for what might otherwise be a dark space at the peak of a vaulted ceiling.
Yankee Barn’s cupolas are built to your specifications, but if you aren’t sure what type, style or size would best suite your needs and likes, we’re here to help. Today’s cupolas have all types of unique and easy-to-operate functions such as remote controls for opening and closing the windows, shades built into the window system for light control, and the capability to light up the cupola for a stunning nighttime effect.
Check out our photo gallery to see a few examples of existing cupolas we’ve built over the years. We think you’ll be impressed!