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Barn House Swank

Barn house swank is a thing! Yankee Barn Homes’ clients are an elite group who want a custom-built home which reflects not only their personality, but a nod to their hard work and achievements. Consequently, we see quite a few YBH designs with one or more upscale or swank features incorporated into the home. Here are the top 5 Barn House Swank features YBH most often incorporates into our designs.


#1. Two-Story Barn House Entry Foyer

A two-story foyer creates a visually impressive entrance creating a dramatic first impression of the interior. A soaring open space filled with light imparts a luxurious feeling immediately upon entering the home. A two-story foyer is a true luxury in that it consumes space that could serve a more utilitarian function. In a stick-built home, this introduces complications in framing, covering and insulating the walls. None of these issues exist with a pre-fab YBH post and beam home using pre-built True Wall and True Roof panels.


#2. Over Size Kitchen with Extra Appliances

Specific amenities in upscale kitchens include items such as a second sink, double ovens, double refrigerator/freezers and/or a wine cooler, a warming drawer, and two dishwashers.


#3. Two-Story Barn House Family Room   

Like a two-story entry foyer, a two-story barn house family room is dramatic, yet uses space that could be used for some other purpose—the very definition of a luxury. The space consumed is generally greater for a two-story family room, because there is more floor space in the typical family room than the typical entry foyer.


#4. Upscale Walk-In Closets

These walk-in closets are not a hole in the wall with a door on the front. These are expansive areas where hanging clothes, folded sweaters, shoes and jewelry, each have a designated space. These closets are also likely to have mirrors, seating, and beautiful wood and/or metal detail.


#5. An Outdoor Kitchen

Although an outdoor kitchen can be a relatively simple grilling area, it may also be a more elaborate affair with many of the amenities found in an indoor kitchen; these include a sink, refrigerator, lighting, cabinetry, and natural stone counter tops. Variations of these products are sometimes designed specifically for use outdoors—by waterproofing them, for example. A second complete kitchen constructed outdoors qualifies as a luxury item, appropriate in upscale homes.

If you would like more information about Yankee Barn Home options you can explore our floor plan options, call and talk to one of our design consultants at 800-258-9786 or fill out this short online form.


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