The post and beam addition is a lesser publicized part of Yankee Barn Homes build capabilities, but no less spectacular, as you’re about to see. While most who know us are aware we build gorgeous post and beam homes, we also have the ability to provide seamless additions to existing homes. As with our homes, our additions provide the same qualities we’re known for: unique architectural language, unusual volumes of space and a beautiful timber frame structure.
This home was a mediocre 1980s post modern in need of attention. The pluses were its location and view overlooking farm land that is in reserve (i.e. a “forever” view).
The YBH design department worked out a gorgeous 2-story addition which is now the new kitchen/dining room. The addition is timbered, utilizing multiple windows and doors. Off the kitchen is a 1-story bay, intended as a sun-room or den. The architectural language of the original house is repeated in the new design.
When completed, the house (now called Fieldview) will look as though it was built-in one shot, but in truth the interior of the existing home has been completely gutted (to the framework). The original living room becomes a first floor master suite with closets, a large bath and separate study. The original kitchen /dining area become the new living room. An indoor/outdoor fireplace has been added to the living room floor plan.
A bump out has been added to the front of the home to allow space for a new staircase/ hallway. The second level, which originally was a master with bath and 2 additional bedrooms, becomes 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an upper hall play/reading space and laundry room. The new staircase/hall has a unique, open articulation.
The original unfinished lower level (basement) was excavated and enlarged to contain a 2nd laundry room, 2 bedrooms and bath, a media room, a gym and wine cellar. All utilities have been upgraded.
Yankee Barn Homes designed the new garage pavilion with a full foundation (basement) which functions as a garage, but appears as a pool house from the pool side. It is topped with one of our beautiful cupolas.
The entire house is being resided /re roofed to blend old and new. This post and beam addition project is important as it speaks to the financial feasibility and flexible design skills of the YBH team. Not only can we design from ground up, we can also reshape existing homes to enlarge and update to appear as though the project was built at one time.
We will follow Fieldview as it progresses through its build completion and interior finish/décor stage. Post and Beam Living will feature this home again in the near future. Please check back soon.