Yankee Barn Homes is excited to be featured in Sheri Koones’ latest book: Downsize. Sheri chose the smaller floor plan, Walden Pond, for its full post and beam features wrapped in an envelope of 1,467 square feet.
Walden Pond Takes Center Stage
This post and beam home sits on a wonderful hillside wooded 3.35 acre lot. The site overlooks the state park that surrounds Walden pond in Concord, MA. Exterior materials include clear eastern cedar shingles, black Marvin windows, and an asphalt roof.
The open concept plan is anchored by the kitchen. Cedar plank ceiling boards, ceramic tile walls, painted shaker panel cabinets, stainless steel accents, and engineered quartz counter tops are used. Floors are rift and quarter sawn reclaimed white oak.
The adjoining great room with double height ceilings and stacked banks of windows creates a light-filled airy feeling, typical to post and beam construction. Vertical and horizontal Douglas fir beams are American-sourced from the west coast. Fir is the preferred material for post and beam construction due to its hardiness and resistance to warping or bending.
Yankee Barn Homes frames are pre-cut, sanded, and stained in their New Hampshire facilities prior to site delivery. The post and beam frame structure is then raised at the site, along with the panelized wall and roof system.
The master bathroom continues the home’s theme of warm woods, ceramic tile, and granite counter top. Dark metal hardware accents on plumbing fittings, shower door and lighting complement the industrial yet handmade feel.
The beauty of this Yankee Barn post and beam structure, with its dramatic timber framing, shines from the 2nd floor loft. A pair of industrial style ceiling fans complement the timber textures.
To see floor plans of this smaller post and beam home, please click: WALDEN POND