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Yankee Barn Homes: What Buyers Want

Yankee Barn Homes: What Buyers Want

At Yankee Barn Homes, it’s our business to KNOW what buyers want. We thought you might find it interesting to learn what we’ve discovered regarding this all important topic. As it turns out, people building Yankee Barn homes do not want “just a basic box”. In fact, customized details are a must-have, as they make a home unlikely to be “cookie-cutter”, thus avoiding fear it will look like a home built by a high-volume home producer. The message we’re getting could not be clearer: Homeowners want quality over quantity, and one of the more important factors which differentiates a great home is its facade. The “face” of the home needs to grab the eye with a unique appeal and the certainty of the “Wow” effect. No mass production here; individualized and custom design are what’s wanted, from beginning to end!

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An eye-catching facade is a definite “must” for Yankee Barn clients.

 

Barn Homes Floor Plans That Provide Luxury and Efficiency

An eye-catching facade is not enough, however. A winning exterior must be paired with a floor plan that provides two other essentials: luxury and efficiency.  For example: a master suite might include his and her closets, personal vanities in the master bath (which has both a soaking tub and a shower) and a sitting area.

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This YBH master bedroom has it’s own sitting area and a private balcony which overlooks the pool.

 

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This YBH master bath has many custom features, including a personal balcony!

 

A generously sized kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, often opening onto one another, which have an easy traffic flow pattern, are desirable. A drop zone near the garage entrance, to capture mail, keys, backpacks, and general “stuff” that comes through the door; often combined with a pantry for the kitchen, as storage is always in high demand. Tons of natural light flooding through high efficiency windows is a must. Depending on the client, a formal dining room may be a requirement. If so, it needs to be close to the kitchen while remaining separate and private from kitchen activities.

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Looking from the great room, through the dining room and into the kitchen, with a mudroom “drop zone” at the other end.

 

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A close-up of the afore mentioned kitchen…

 

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…and the pantry/mudroom “drop zone” just beyond the kitchen.

 

Secondary bedrooms are often placed on a second level or at the other end of a single level home, affording total privacy for occupants of the master suite. A media room that can function as a home office or another bedroom is yet another item on the “must have” list.

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A guest bedroom in the Laurel Hollow Yankee Barn.

 

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The media room can also function as an office, a library, or a guest bedroom.

 

Finally, the home must be cost effective and energy efficient. High R values and better windows provide efficient heating and cooling systems while simultaneously allowing for open floor plans and lofted ceiling spaces.

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The breakfast nook at Laurel Hollow has highly efficient windows which help to keep the space cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

 

Barn Homes Sample Floor Plans

As I’ve used many photos from the Laurel Hollow, I thought I’d share the floor plans with you.

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Laurel Hollow Level One Floor Plans

 

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Laurel Hollow Level Two Floor Plans

 

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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