Yankee Barn Homes could not be more excited to announce we are once again working with the dynamic couple who brought us Moose Ridge Lodge. This time they’re building a main house in the modern farmhouse style, thus it’s aptly called The Main Street Farmhouse. At 2600 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 2 and ½ baths, this will be downsizing from their previous house. While I could tell you about it, I cannot do it nearly as well as Stef, one half of this power couple. Therefore, she graciously accepted my invitation to tell you about it, herself.
“Andrew began working for Yankee Barn right out of college 15 years ago. He always aspired to building a Yankee Barn of his own. Once we were married, his aspiration became our dream. In 2008 we had the opportunity to build a vacation home in northern New Hampshire (Moose Ridge) which focused on entertaining large groups and housing company. We have been in love with it from day one. This spring, when our central New Hampshire home sold, we didn’t think twice about building a Yankee Barn.”
“Our goal with The Main Street Farmhouse is to maximize space while being cost effective. Coming from a 3,200 sq foot house with a two car garage (which to some is not a lot) down to a 2,600 sq foot home with the same amount of rooms and “stuff”, has been a planning challenge. The true uniqueness of the post and beam home allows for seemingly higher ceilings and enhanced architectural interest all around. With the giant wrap around porch, we knew it had to take on a modern farmhouse style.”
“As a general contractor and builder, we are aware building large can be more expensive. We have always wanted to build a smaller home with all of the details that make it unique, yet financially attainable. We plan to integrate the latest electrical technology, while including solar power, renewable energy, and high efficiency heat sources. Like every wife planning a home, Pinterest has been my best friend (and my husband’s worst enemy). But that aside, we have collected some unique fixtures and materials to integrate into the project matching the modern farmhouse style.”
“We are a family with two young girls. One of my favorite design features is the Jack and Jill bathroom between their bedrooms. We decided to include two showers (one as a tub) and double sinks with a stall style toilet. Also on our list of must haves:
Large outdoor kitchen and living space
Wood stamped concrete deck
Pool (I am crossing my fingers on this one – but its planned)
Full solar power
High efficiency Heat and AC; forced hot air”
Thank you, Stef, for giving us a peak into your thought and planning process. We’ll be posting regularly on this build, as well as featuring it on our Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter accounts under the name Main Street Farmhouse. Please send us comments, questions, and check back often as this promises to be a spectacular modern farmhouse style Yankee Barn!