Small barn home the Downing, has been one of the most anticipated completions at Yankee Barn Homes. The design is a smaller two bedroom, two and one-half bath plan which offers complete customization; perfect for any number of different lifestyles. This house is already blowing up on our social media sites. We’re certain it will be a popular design for years to come.
Small Barn Home
In it’s current form, the Downing is being used as a second home to host guests as well as large functions and gatherings. It will eventually transition into the couple’s primary residence. Since Yankee Barn Homes is a custom design company, you can use the Downing floor plan as a springboard and completely make it your own. The upper loft easily translates to a bedroom, complete with it’s own bath and storage area. You might want a total change to the floor plan; we can do that, too. We have a full design team at your disposal to create the exact home you envision, both on the interior and the exterior.
Smaller Doesn’t Mean Less
While the Downing may be smaller, the plans are far from ordinary. Definitely not a cookie-cutter home design. The home is classic Yankee Barn; lofted spaces, gorgeous windows, loads of natural light, and of course, the stunning post and beam frame. The only difference in a small plan is the square footage. At 1870 square feet, it is the perfect space for an age-in-place couple, single person or small family. Everything you’d need is located on the first level, however, there is a large balcony, full bath, and plenty of storage located on the second level should another bedroom/guest room be desired. The lower level is composed of a 3-bay garage, storage space and mechanical room, all neatly tucked under the footprint of the small barn house. There is no lower level under the entry/laundry room; it’s housed on a slab which employs radiant heat.
A Design for Now and The Future
As stated earlier, this house was designed for a couple who are extremely active in hosting music functions, therefore wanted a space in which they could do so. However, the home also needed to eventually become their forever age-in-place home, so attention was paid to planning the structure as an event space which would eventually become a primary residence. No small feat. We are confident the Yankee Barn design team more than met the challenge. We hope you think so, too. If you can envision it (or even when you can’t) we can design it. We’re that good!
To See Floor Plans: The Downing
Photography by Jason Bleecher