Render Your Valentine Speechless
Tired of the same old Valentine routine of flowers and candy? We have a suggestion. If you’ve been thinking of getting a new home, either a primary or weekend/vacation place, Yankee Barn Homes is worth a look. There’s no better time than February to begin design. You could be standing in your new home for Valentine’s Day 2023!
Yankee Barn Homes designs, engineers, and builds custom homes suited for the individual client, in any architectural style desired. We build full post and beam, partial post and beam, and minimal frame homes.
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Mountain House, Farmhouse, or Coastal Home
MOUNTAIN HOUSE: Mountain style homes use the rustic natural elements of their surroundings and incorporate them into the architectural design. Exposed timber interiors are common, as well as large stone fireplaces. Large expanses of windows are also part of Mountain style homes to provide access to breathtaking views. Earthy color palettes, natural elements and rustic features are common elements of Mountain style homes.
FARMHOUSE: Farmhouse style is a modern-day version of the traditional American farmhouse. A large front porch and large windows in a symmetrical pattern define the style, as do steep roof pitches. Farmhouse style allows for basic elements to create a sense of relaxed ambiance throughout the home. The style embraces a less formal setting, while keeping the farmhouse features clean and simple. Elements are used sparingly to create an inviting space that evokes the comfort of a bygone era.
COASTAL HOME: A coastal style home design reflects the relaxed lifestyle of being at the ocean. Summertime is a year-round feeling in a coastal home, with large windows letting in the light and warm summer breezes. Often designed with soft tones and a clean aesthetic, a coastal design takes advantage of natural light, which brings a fresh outdoor quality into these homes
Barn House, Contemporary, or Cottage Design
BARN HOUSE: A barn style home is a rectangle structure based on American barns. Timber frame is used extensively and is visible throughout the house. Lofts and vaulted ceilings are always included. Simplicity is key in a barn style home. While bump outs and ells may be added, the basic rectangle footprint remains central to the structure. Features such as sliding barn doors and square barn windows are often focal points used on both the exterior and interior of the home. Cupolas sit, centered, atop the roofline. Simplicity of design is the primary rule when building a barn style home.
CONTEMPORARY: Contemporary style homes feature simple forms and geometric lines. Unconventionally shaped homes are a signature of the contemporary style. Unique design elements are often featured. Sleek angles and materials such as glass, cement, and steel are signature elements of contemporary architecture. Contemporary homes have large, open floor plans, with less separation than more traditional homes. Large windows let in the sun and fewer walls allow for a more open flow from room to room.
COTTAGE: Most often associated with country or coastal living, a cottage is warm and pleasant. Cottages tend to be smaller homes, perfect for a family looking to downsize or build a weekend or vacation home. However, depending on the area, a cottage may be quite large, i.e., a coastal cottage. Emphasizing simplicity, cottage design tends to have a sense of durability and timelessness.