Barn house Walden Pond is progressing quickly. Recently featured on our blog as an in-design project, the small barn house is now up and nearing enclosure. This home is a perfect combination of classic barn style and a floor plan to suit various lifestyles, from those just starting out to many who are now opting to age-in-place.
While the footprint is modest at 1467 sq ft, Walden Pond is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath plan with the master bedroom and bath on the first level. This layout creates the potential for an age-in-place couple or single person. It is also a good design for a smaller family or an excellent floor plan as a second home. The rectangle foot print of the house allows maximum energy efficiency in heating and cooling while sacrificing nothing to aesthetics or spacial arrangement.
The style of the barn house is classic New England. The use of small roof shed style dormers, gable end timber cornice features and a working cupola combine to take the house from usual to unique. Once again, our engineering and design staff at YBH is to be congratulated for creating both workable and pleasing architecture.