Small barn home Mansfield Hollow is not only a very appealing design to look at, it is a regulatory marvel. Built on a waterfront lot, the post and beam home was crafted by Yankee Barn Homes’ Senior Designer, Jon Sevigny. The home is also part of a home association, therefore the requirements for this build were strict. Jumping through regulation hoops is one of Yankee Barn Homes’ specialties.
Mansfield Hollow is a shingle style lakeside cottage which replaced an old condemned cottage. The new cottage takes full advantage of the views and fits into the existing architecture of the lake. Energy efficient windows and very high R-values in the True Roof™ and True Wall™ panels are just two of its cost-effective features (See Floor Plans).
As noted above, the design had to fit strict footprint requirements. However, that didn’t mean the appearance of the house would be drab. YBH used very large double hung windows to take in the amazing lake view and allow the lake breeze to come into the house. There is a cupola which allows light into the upstairs bathroom while adding architectural interest to the exterior. Exterior timber brackets were added to the lakeside elevation for an extended roof line. The entry porch provides shelter to the entry door and adds architectural appeal to the front facade.
A major take away from this project is although the house has a small footprint, YBH was able to design a very livable floor plan taking full advantage of the lake views while allowing extended family and friends to reside in total comfort.