Barn houses hold great appeal with many people who decide to build a new home. The ability to have exactly what you want, exactly how and where you want it is a wonderful thing that's pretty much unique to a post and beam home. Due to the structural support of the frame, the floor plan may be designed in just about any configuration...
Yankee Barn Homes is collaborating with Cottages and Bungalows and American Farmhouse Style magazines to build our latest model, the Springfield Barn Home. The house is currently going up in Eastman (within Grantham, NH). As mentioned in our announcement article From Start To Finish: The Journey of a Yankee Barn Home, you will be able to follow along both here on our blog, as well as in the print publications throughout the year!
Springfield Barn Home: Designing The Floor Plan
When we say this home has been collaborative, we mean it! We worked closely with both magazines to find out current trends in cottages and farmhouses. We combined their information with what we’re seeing regarding choices our clients are making, while keeping the “barn home” appeal of our typical designs. Yankee Barn Homes Creative Director, Jeffrey Rosen, has taken the helm for blending all these ideas together.
Jeffrey explains his vision: “The Springfield Barn Home brings to the table the intrinsic language of today’s Yankee Barn Home – unique volumes of space, post and beam architecture that allows for fewer interior partition walls, and plenty of glass. There’s a transparency experienced the moment you walk through the front door and are able to look straight through the house to the New England woods behind. Even though this is an open concept floor plan, spaces unfold as you pass through the house. The open stairwell, the cupola to the sky, and the 2-plus story windows in the great room all help ensure you feel the outside from the comfort of the inside of your home.”
The floor plan is flexible to all age groups and is expandable to accommodate all stages of life. It is intimate enough for a single person, allows for family growth, and accommodates multi-generational living. With a master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, as well as a first-floor laundry room, the home really captures all the age-in-place requirements. It is the perfect “little big” home to grow in! It is energy-efficient with its multiple zone systems to allow use of parts of the house or the entire house.
Wow, this house is going to be a beauty. We look forward to reporting on progress, keeping Post and Beam Living readers in the loop every step of the way. We cannot wait to see what comes next!
If you would like more information about Yankee Barn Home options, you can explore our floor plan options, call and talk to one of our design consultants at 800-258-9786 or fill out this short online form.