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A Perennial Favorite: The Barn Home Great Room

A Perennial Favorite: The Barn Home Great Room

The barn home great room is probably the most photographed room in a post and beam home.  With good reason, as it is often the best room for showing off the beautiful timber frame and the overall style of both the home and it’s owners. At Yankee Barn Homes, we have seen quite a wide variety when it comes to great rooms (family rooms). Some have vaulted ceilings, some don’t; some are very spacious vertically, some are more horizontally oriented. All are lovely to look at, as they are often the focal point of the interior of the home. Here is just a small sampling of the many rooms we’ve helped home owners design over the years. barn home

 

The Vaulted Ceiling Barn Home Great Room

Here are some of my favorite examples of a Yankee Barn Homes great room with vaulted ceilings. I love the way each homeowner has made these rooms reflect themselves and their lifestyle.

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This family’s style: a bit rustic. It makes total sense when you learn they are avid horseback riders with a horse barn just behind their home.

 

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I call this style refined country. I love their use of an actual color (as opposed to some form of white or beige) on the walls. Kudos!

 

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While totally rustic, this great room also evokes a real mountain lodge vibe. It should, as the homeowner spent much of her youth skiing in the Rockies and told me she was heavily influenced by the homes she saw there.

 

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From the mountains to the shore – East Hampton, to be exact. This great room is both a bit shabby chic and sophisticated. The use of off whites and blues complete the seaside feel.

 

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If you’re getting a mountain lodge/lakeside feel from this great room, then you would be correct.

 

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This great room is a thoroughly modern space, reflecting the homeowners love for all things contemporary.

 

The Single Story Barn Home Great Room

The single level great room is also an extremely popular option with Yankee Barn Homes’ clients. These rooms afford all the comfort and space of their vaulted-ceiling cousins, while also allowing for usable space on the second level overhead. It’s a Win-Win floor plan!

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A gorgeous field-stone fireplace makes this lakeside Yankee Barn great room a total winner!

 

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These homeowners wanted a more formal New England/Boston look for their lower level, so chose to enclose their timber frame on the first level. Their upper level is totally exposed post and beam. I’ve been in this house; it’s stunning!

 

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This colonial style farmhouse great room sits amid the Green Mountains of Vermont. Simply Beautiful!

 

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This Arts & Crafts Yankee Barn Bungalow has both a lot of color and a lot of light. Great combination.

 

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A single level cottage-style great room designed and decorated by our very own Jeffrey Rosen; Creative Director for Yankee Barn Homes.

 

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The bleached beams add to the overall effect of warmth in this English Cottage Yankee Barn Homes family room.

 

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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