“Classic Yankee Barn Homes” is the term we use to describe our homes built from as recently as 15 years ago, to as long as 49 years ago. Photographed and filed away, the pictures do not see the light of day very often. Post and Beam Living feels it would be a shame for them to remain buried in a file cabinet. While our technical capabilities have grown and interior finish styles have changed, the fact is, these homes have staying power. It is akin to looking at old family photographs. While you realize times progress and things change, the photos encourage you to remember when…
Classic Yankee Barn Homes
During the 70’s and 80’s, Yankee Barn Homes used timbers from old factories and mills being torn down in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. If you see Yankee Barn Homes’ photos from this 20-year period, the frames will have been constructed using reclaimed timbers.
Once YBH entered the 90’s, old factory timbers were scarce. Barn timbers were not an option as too much rot was often involved and their structural integrity compromised. During this period Yankee Barn moved to using new Douglas fir timber for our frames. There’s a marked difference in frame appearance from the 80’s to the 90’s for this reason. We view this as a win-win situation. The older timbers have preserved a bit of New England’s history while the newer timbers allow a greater color spectrum to be used on the frame.
I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane as much as I did. If you’re like me, you’ve looked at some of the old decor choices and said “I remember that style. What were we thinking?”