Yankee Barn Homes is known for craftsmanship, energy efficiency and gorgeous post and beam timber frame homes. All are wonderful qualities to be known for and we couldn’t be happier to have garnered such a stellar reputation in these areas. What might be a lesser known fact is YBH and our clients are also Spot On in the design trend arena, and we have proof. In a recent Construction Dive article titled “12 Home Design Trends to Watch in 2016” the trends to watch for were spelled out. I decided to see how Yankee Barn Homes would measure up. As I read through the list, my smile grew broader and broader because I realized Yankee Barn Homes not only met the requirements of each trend, we were ahead of the curve. Here’s why: building a home from design, to completion, to photography-ready takes at least 18 months, and that’s fast tracking a project. We have houses from the last 5 years which demonstrate the top 12 design trends for 2016. Our company and clients R.O.C.K. Take a look….
1. Copper Bathtubs
The Somerset is just one of our barn homes with a copper tub. Built in 2009, this YBH was way ahead of the design curve!
2. Troughs and Spouts, Waterfalls
Again, The Somerset barn home has a naturalized waterfall as part of the patio landscape. Honorable mention goes to our Tate Barn, Laurel Hollow, East Hampton, Sands Point, Cove Hollow and Fieldview, as each has gorgeous pools with water spouts.
3. Waterfall Islands
Oyster Shores is a contemporary barn home with clean modern lines accentuated by a gorgeous bleached timer frame. It has a kitchen with a waterfall island.
4. Indoor Outdoor Convergence
Oyster Shores wins again in this category. The master bath has an over-size window which makes one feel as though you’re in a tree house while taking a relaxing soak.
5. Board and Baton Siding
Laurel Hollow barn house exclusively uses the board and baton style of siding on it’s exterior. Combined with large barn style shutters and sliding barn doors, the siding is classically trendy.
6. Intricate Stairways
We have more examples of intricate stairways than we can possibly display here. Does that tell you enough about our clients’ ability to know design trends? The Bancroft and Oyster Shores are just two and, while both are a contemporary design, they both rock this hot trend in a completely different way!
7. Intimate Outdoor Spaces
Again, too many to show here, but Cove Hollow and The Conway are both excellent examples of creating outdoor spaces which extend indoor living space.
8. Modern Industrial Accents
Moose Ridge Lodge wins the hot trend award in this category with it’s use of exposed plumbing pipes as electrical conduit and fantastic factory style lighting over the kitchen island.
9. Barn Doors
Do we even need to defend ourselves here???? You KNOW we love barn doors; interior, exterior, sliding or swinging, we’ve used them all to great effect. We love, love, love a good barn door!!!!
10. Low Impact Design
Yankee Barn Homes builds in many very nice areas – The Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket – with very specific requirements for awareness of the surrounding environment. The houses need to fit in with surrounding landscape seamlessly. CHECK!
11. Mid-Century Modern Detailing
We’ll go you one better, a stunning Mid-Century post and beam Yankee Barn home! Just finishing construction, The Mad River Modern will be featured in a future blog post. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!