The Wyoming is one of Yankee Barn Homes’ most recent designs. It has been a fun plan to watch develop as being an east coast company, we don’t get the opportunity to design in the western lodge architectural style as often as we’d like. Speaking of which, who says you have to actually live in the west to love the architecture? But I digress.
The Wyoming is a post and beam home with a number of appealing features. The exterior makes the most of rustic elements with the use of cedar shingles, stone and wood beam porch stanchions, and a stone porch that includes stone as siding on the front of the house. The decorative knee brace features on the gable ends of the house mimic the porch and tie the rustic look together. A metal roof is a perfect fit for this home and one of the best materials against harsh weather elements.
The floor plan is classic Yankee Barn. Beautifully lofted open space abounds while private rooms are tucked away from public areas. A unique feature to The Wyoming is the angled door frame of the main entrance. It was purposefully designed by the homeowners in order to gain an unobstructed view of the great room upon entry. While there is an entry space, the plan is laid out so the first impression will be of the great room. Nice!
Custom floor plans always take the needs of the homeowner into consideration. However, there are features employed which make flow and ease of movement work more efficiently. You’ll notice entry into the house from the garage is down a short hallway that includes a laundry room, coat closet storage space and a first floor lavatory. The master bedroom/bath suite is located in a first floor ell off the main living area of the home, providing complete privacy while maintaining easy access to common areas of the house. Aging in place is entirely possible with this plan.