Cabot Barn House

The Cabot Barn House Is Stunning

The Cabot barn house has been completed. When we last updated this barn home it was early summer and building was progressing nicely. Since then a whole lot of gorgeous has been happening with this open concept barn. All you need do is glance through the photos to see this is no ordinarily barn style home. Yankee Barn doesn’t do ordinary and neither do our clients. For starters, this house happens to be…

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…

How Timber Frame Effects Cost: Single Story Floor Plans, The Asheulot

A Timber frame, or post and beam construction as we often refer to it, is the perfect choice for anyone building a lodge or mountain home style. But how much timber frame should be used and how is the overall cost of the project effected by these choices? I’m going to kill two birds with one stone by explaining how your timber frame choices affect cost while simultaneously updating you on one of our newest builds, The Ashuelot Lodge.

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…