Barn house

A Barn House Re Envisioned

Barn house does not necessarily mean “ traditional barn style home”. In the world of Yankee Barn Homes, the appearance of a home may be in just about any architectural style the client wishes. For example The Alexandria has a farmhouse presence due to a long porch on the gable end that wraps around the…

Timber Frame Territory

Timber Frame Territory: Pottery Barn and the YBH Lifestyle

Have you ever looked through a Pottery Barn catalog and thought to yourself “I’d like to jump into that room and live there”? Me, too! It’s not only the way everything is so artfully arranged in the photo – plenty of catalogs do that – it’s about the comfort and lifestyle Pottery Barn is repeatedly able to capture and convey. I believe I know why they’re able to do this: the barn style house backdrop is a strong presence. I call it “Timber Frame Territory”…

Post and Beam Addition Fieldview

Post and Beam Homes Addition: Fieldview

Post and beam homes are nothing new to this blog, but post and beam home additions are less often discussed. This does not make them any less spectacular, as you can see from the accompanying photography of Fieldview. This home was originally a 1980’s Post Modern house. There was nothing special about it architecturally speaking. Truthfully, it was an eye sore, but…

timber frame

Timber Frame Lakeside Living: The Winnipesaukee

Coming in at 2821 sq ft (not including garage or porch) The Winnipesaukee is the perfect timber frame design for empty nesters, or eye toward a future empty nest, who entertain overnight guests. The post and beam house is easily closed off from the two bedrooms/bath located over the garage, while allowing them to become part of the home when friends and family visit. On the first floor, the great room features a lofted ceiling while the remainder of the open floor plan accommodates …

Small Barn House Boulder Meadows is Grand

Small barn house Boulder Meadows has been completed and it’s amazing! Coming in under 2000 square feet, this home is of modest size on paper while affording an open floor plan associated with open post and beam architecture. As with all Yankee Barn custom designs, this house is proof positive that a smaller footprint does not mean a small space or appearance. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Better yet…

Stone Mountain Barn Home

Stone Mountain Barn House

Stone Mountain barn house is a new design by Yankee Barn Homes. It is an excellent example of the practical application of our “custom design” feature. Let me explain. The owners of Stone Mountain were inspired by a YBH design, The Cabot. They liked everything about The Cabot, but knew there were a few features they’d like to change. No Problem. We do this type of thing every day at Yankee Barn. It’s just one of the many qualities which make us stand out from other home-build companies. Our skilled engineering staff meets with each client and spends considerable time going over all aspects of your design. Stone Mountain has a traditional barn home exterior encapsulating a 21st Century barn house interior. An open floor plan with lofted post and beam architecture…

Post and Beam Homes

Post and Beam Homes: The Cooperstown Farmhouse Goes Up

Post and beam homes and barns are a wonder to watch go up. For starters, they erect so quickly you might miss it if you aren’t at the site for a week. Secondly, it’s a thrill to see the beauty in the magnificent frame; a stunning skeleton, if you will. There’s something so solid in those timbers, seeing that frame you know your home is going to exceed everything you’d expected. It is an exhilarating experience and a marvel to see. YBH recently received a progress report and construction photos from the owners of The Cooperstown Farmhouse. Take a look…

Cove Hollow Pool House

Barn Home Plans: Cove Hollow Is Ready For Its Close-Up

Post and Beam Living has chronicled Cove Hollow from the first renderings of its’ barn home plans through the completion on this shingle style YBH home. As with a number of current YBH builds, Cove Hollow is a hybrid, meaning it incorporates both post and beam and non-timbered panel construction. Hybrid shell packages are quite popular at YBH as some people want a post and beam frame here, but not there. Cove Hollow is the perfect example of how this looks in a completed home. It’s often thought because barn homes is in our company name, it’s the only style in which we build. Cove Hollow proves nothing could be further from the truth…

Barn Home Floor Plans The Montshire

Contemporary Barn House Plans: The Montshire

Contemporary barn house plans are being requested by more and more Yankee Barn Homes’ clients. With a move to streamlined living while simultaneously planning for the future – i.e. single floor living – we’re designing some gorgeous contemporary barn homes in the mix. The Montshire Contemporary is a perfect case in point. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home comes in at 2607 sq feet of…