The Bennington Barn Carriage House

From Our Barn to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Our barn, The Bennington Carriage House, is gearing up for the holiday season to begin. We are looking forward to spending time with good friends and family over the week to come. As I wrote in a past article on life in our barn, we love living in this unique home, particularly at holiday time. I know it may sound corny (no seasonal pun intended) but there really is something to the Yankee Barn lifestyle…

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”…

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…

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…

Cove Hollow Design by Jeffrey Rosen

Meet Jeffrey Rosen: Owner and Creative Director of Yankee Barn Homes

If you’ve visited Yankee Barn Homes website and/or social media pages over the last 4 years, you’re likely to have come across the name Jeffrey Rosen. As co-owner and Creative Director for Yankee Barn Homes, Jeffrey has designed all of the homes in our Hamptons Design Series, as well as several other projects including The Grantham Lakehouse. We recently sat down to speak with Jeffrey and find out a bit more about him…

Floor Plans Cooperstown Farmhouse Overhead Level One

Barn Home Plans: Floor Plan Friday a Hit on Facebook!

Barn home plans are hot! Even hotter is our recurring feature Floor Plan Friday on the Yankee Barn Homes Facebook page. If you haven’t yet Liked Us on Facebook, I strongly urge you to do so, if for know other reason than the great barn home plans we feature every Friday. If you’ve already Liked Us but haven’t been aware we post floor plans every Friday, be sure to check us out. We always post Floor Plan Friday early on in the…

Mill River Barn Floor Plans

The Mill River Barn is Completed

The Mill River barn has been completed. We first saw this Neo-Victorian barn home under construction early last year summer. Since then it has been completed and the homeowners have moved in. At 1,764 square feet, this small Yankee Barn neither lives nor feels small. The Mill River Barn is a reconfiguration of The Bennington Carriage House to a…

Barn House Plans

Updated Barn House Plans: The Hunt Valley Design

Barn house plans continue to be all the rage. While we’re partial to the style, we’re definitely not overstating this fact. All one needs do is look at home decor magazines and it’s guaranteed there will be a barn style home featured within the pages. The barn house is a classic American home allowing design in a number of style iterations including…

Post and Beam Additions: Fieldview Progress

Post and beam additions may not seem as exciting as our post and beam homes, but Fieldview will quickly change that perception. In our first article on Fieldview we featured renderings and floor plans of the mundane 1980s home and the vision YBH Creative Director, Jeffrey Rosen, had for the addition. Today we’ll show you how far those plans have come…