Accessorize Your Barn With A Cupola!

Ever notice that every time you see a really great barn there’s always one feature present? What is it, you ask? Why, the cupola, of course! Beambabe’s carriage house has a gorgeous neo-Victorian cupola. Cupolas were first used during the 8th Century in Islamic architecture atop minarets. It’s believed nomadic Moors brought them to Europe…

My Favorite Things

I just bought a new camera. There’s nothing like learning a new piece of technological wizardry. Some people love it; I am not one of those people. In my defense I must say I’ve recently had to learn all the new appliances and operating systems in our carriage house as my husband – well, let’s…

Tour of My Carriage House

Here’s a virtual video of my Carriage House.  This was created as we finished the design phase at Yankee Barn Homes to help us get a feel for the interior.  We’re thrilled with how the 5ft kneewalls give us an intimate feeling of space on the second floor. Enjoy! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-XhtQp1H34] Want more information about Yankee Barn Homes?…

Post & Beam Home Design…Lesson #3

Lesson # 3: Know what you need.  Know what you want.  Consider interior & exterior.  Bring pictures. This will assist both you and your designer/planner (whether it’s an architect or a post and beam design specialist) immensely.  People often know the amount of money they’re willing to spend but many don’t really know how they’d…

Get Inspired by these 5 Beautiful Barns

I love-love-LOVE this Cumberland, Maine post and beam carriage barn! 1.  The Classic Little Red Barn Just like the Little Black Dress, the Little Red Barn never goes out of style. It doesn’t fall victim to fads and trends.  It doesn’t scream and shout for attention.  But never mistake the eye-grabbing beauty of the simple,…