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Barn Homes: A Touch of Rustic

Barns September 13, 2017

Barn homes

These days homes are made from of wide variety of materials, constructed in many unique and creative ways, and people are living both on and off the grid. From the tiny house, to metal framed homes, there is so much to choose from it could make your head spin when it’s time to make a decision on what’s best for you and your family. We are indeed spoiled for choice. Many people still prefer that traditional, but more and more are taking advantage of  the untried. Barn homes offer just the customized and rustic feel than that so many folks are looking for, and they also get the satisfaction of recycling an old building and creating something very special.

High and beamed ceilings are the hallmark of the barn home, and wood is the most used material in the interior. For those who enjoy a bit of country and rustic elements, the barn home is the most ideal structure they could choose. Most barn homes have open floor plans , with one “room” area of the home flowing beautifully into the next. This feeling of open flow is often unique to the barn home. The barn home usually has more than one story, and a feeling of spaciousness is a very happy consequence. It is a perfect place for a growing family, with plenty of space for entertaining if you enjoy guests coming over. The gallery below offers images of both exterior and interior barns homes. These images are from a variety of sources and the research material here is courtesy of Pinterest. The gallery is intended to help percolate your creativity and to give you ideas of how a barn home might be a good fit for you.

Images are courtesy of (reading from left to right in each row) :Sand Creek Post and Barn; Houzz; Hobby; Sand Creek Post and Barn; Pinterest; idenbarnhomes.com; Pinterest; Pinterest; homedesignee.us; vagabomber; Pinterest; Pinterest.

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Tack Barn Shelters from $2,610

Barns January 17, 2017

Tack Barn Shelters from $2,610

There is always a need for extra space on a ranch or any home that cares for large animals like horses and cattle. The Tack barn is built for storing all of their needs. You can use this space to store food, supplies, medication, and supplements, whatever your horse or cattle need. If you don’t care for animals, you can use the space for storage to keep the house uncluttered. Store extra furniture and family keepsakes in this very convenient space.

The Tack barn could be an extra living space as well, be creative and keep a library inside of your favorite books and entertainment equipment. Garage bands can use this space as a practice area, and keep the loud noises away from the house. You can count on the Amish to build a structure that is durable and will last through generations.

BUILT BY M.B., DISTRIBUTED BY AMISH BUILDINGS

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Amish Buildings, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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24×60 Great Plains Western Barn Home

Barns October 6, 2016

24×60 Great Plains Western Barn Home

A lovely barn home that can be customized, is a family’s dream house, and this one comes with a storage room. Storage may not be a luxurious amenity, but it is a well-needed one that many homes don’t have enough of. The storage room can serve many purposes in a family home, like a food pantry area for the overflow, a tool shed, or a place in the home where things can hide away until you need them, such as luggage, bikes, and other items that are not used daily. There is no end to what a storage room can be used for, but it keeps the rest of the home clear, clean and spacious looking.

These barn homes are durable and versatile. They can be customized to the needs of your family. Perfect for mid-sized or large families, there is plenty of room in this stunning barn home with a storage room. If you are a couple, this home allows you to grow your family or run a home business with the help of having a storage room.

Barn Project Info:

This 24×60 Great Plains Western Barn Home is customized with 14ft lean-tos. It contains storage below with loft living above. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in North Carolina.

Barn Homes

Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.

We will provide you with the frame, vertical wall package, and roof insulation package. Please keep in mind that we are not a turn-key builder. From there you’ll take our shell and finish to suit, ensuring in the end you have the true home of your dreams. Our barn home kits can be built on any type of foundation, including a floor system with a full basement. Below is a listing of what’s provided from us, and what you’ll be responsible for on your new home.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Rustic Barn Home with a 12 foot Lean-to and a Partial Loft

Barns October 6, 2016

Rustic Barn Home with a 12 foot Lean-to and a Partial Loft

Great Plains Gambrel Barn Home

This gorgeous country barn home is set in paradise. The home itself is a stunning example of what a barn home could be. The home can be customized to fit your family’s needs. This is a great draw for a family that may be having children or downsizing. This home can be what you need it to be.

The building materials are sturdy, durable, and strong, so that you know your home will be able to stand the test of time and inclement weather. This country barn home is designed to last through generations. It is a true family home like they built in earlier decades, not just beautiful and stylish, but a home that can be passed from one generation to another.

Barn Project Info:

This 30×60 Great Plains Gambrel Barn Home is customized with a 12 foot lean-to and a partial loft. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Iowa.

They Provide:

Full Dimension Post & Beam Frame
Construction Guide Booklet
Customized Construction & Foundation Plans
Multiple Insulation Options
Exterior & Interior Siding Options
Sub Flooring Systems
Loft & Heavy Duty Stair Upgrades
Engineering of Structure Available Upon Request
Construction Consulting & Guidance

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Charming Barn Home with a 10ft Open Porch – Rustic Living with Guests Coming Over

Barns October 6, 2016

Charming Barn Home with a 10ft Open Porch - Rustic Living with Guests Coming Over

Open porches are a huge draw for families these days. This stunning home comes with a 10 foot open porch, so it’s like adding another space to the home. During mild weather the open porch can be used for entertaining family and friends or for a space of relaxation. The remainder of the home is beautiful and large enough to suit mid to large-sized families. The big advantage is that the home can customized to fit your needs.

With a barn style home you get to enjoy both worlds no matter where you live. You enjoy the treat of a home that is traditionally styled but still modern with all of its modern conveniences as well. These barn homes are built to last. There is no worry about dilapidation.  You get a home that is sturdy and durable under all different types of climates. This stunning home is made to be passed on to the next generation.

Barn Project Info:

This 22×40 & 20×18 Combination Barn Home is customized with a 10ft open-porch. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Texas.

Barn Homes

Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.

We will provide you with the frame, vertical wall package, and roof insulation package. Please keep in mind that we are not a turn-key builder. From there you’ll take our shell and finish to suit, ensuring in the end you have the true home of your dreams. Our barn home kits can be built on any type of foundation, including a floor system with a full basement. Below is a listing of what’s provided from us, and what you’ll be responsible for on your new home.

What’s In a Kit

Pre-cut post and beam frame:

6”x6” posts, 6”x8” rafters, 6”x8” – 6”x12” tie beam, depending on model, 6”x6” collar ties, depending on model, 4”x4” lower and 6”x6” upper knee braces

– 2”x6” Cedar sill plate
– 3”x6” Roof purlins
– 2”x6” Wall girts
– 1/4” Steel joinery plates (including
bolts & fasteners)
– Trim, soffit, and fascia
– 1”x8” Roof sheathing and synthetic
roof underlayment
– 1”x10” Board and 1”x3” batten
vertical exterior siding
– Complete foundation plans
– Fully diagrammed building plans
– Detailed construction guide

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Gorgeous Country Barn Home is actually a Kit House

Barns October 6, 2016

Gorgeous Country Barn Home is actually a Kit House

This gorgeous country barn home in Hawaii is set in paradise. The home itself is a stunning example of what a barn home could be. The home can be customized to fit your family’s needs. This is a great draw for a family that may be having children or downsizing. This home can be what you need it to be.

The building materials are sturdy, durable, and strong, so that you know your home will be able to stand the test of time and inclement weather. This country barn home is designed to last through generations. It is a true family home like they built in earlier decades, not just beautiful and stylish, but a home that can be passed from one generation to another.

This 20×40 Ponderosa Country Barn Home was built in Hawaii. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn is located in Hawaii.

Barn Homes

Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.

We will provide you with the frame, vertical wall package, and roof insulation package. Please keep in mind that we are not a turn-key builder. From there you’ll take our shell and finish to suit, ensuring in the end you have the true home of your dreams. Our barn home kits can be built on any type of foundation, including a floor system with a full basement. Below is a listing of what’s provided from us, and what you’ll be responsible for on your new home.

They Provide:

Full Dimension Post & Beam Frame
Construction Guide Booklet
Customized Construction & Foundation Plans
Multiple Insulation Options
Exterior & Interior Siding Options
Sub Flooring Systems
Loft & Heavy Duty Stair Upgrades
Engineering of Structure Available Upon Request
Construction Consulting & Guidance
Customer Provides:

Roofing Materials
Site Preparation, Utility Hookups
HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical
Residential Doors & Windows
Interior Finish, Drywall, Paint, Etc.
Foundation/Masonry
What’s In a Kit

Pre-cut post and beam frame:

6”x6” posts, 6”x8” rafters, 6”x8” – 6”x12” tie beam, depending on model, 6”x6” collar ties, depending on model, 4”x4” lower and 6”x6” upper knee braces

– 2”x6” Cedar sill plate
– 3”x6” Roof purlins
– 2”x6” Wall girts
– 1/4” Steel joinery plates (including
bolts & fasteners)
– Trim, soffit, and fascia
– 1”x8” Roof sheathing and synthetic
roof underlayment
– 1”x10” Board and 1”x3” batten
vertical exterior siding
– Complete foundation plans
– Fully diagrammed building plans
– Detailed construction guide
Barn Home Upgrades

Typical Wall Assemblies:

-2”x6” Vert framing @ 16” o.c. between posts
-Wall sheathing on ext. wall
-House wrap
-Board and batten siding on outside of wall sheathing
-Interior walls and finish by other
-Spray foam insulation package available
Typical Roof Assemblies:
1. R40 Insulation Package
(from top of 6”x rafter)
-3”x6” Purlin
-1”x8” T&G Roof sheathing
-9-3/4” Nailbase insulation panel
-Roof underlayment
2. R50 Insulation Package
(from top of 6”x rafter)
-3”x6” Purlin
-1”x8” T&G Roof sheathing
-11-3/4” Nailbase insulation panel
-Roof underlayment
Typical Main Floor Assemblies:
-3/4” T&G Subfloor
-11 7/8” I Joists
-11/7/8” Rim joist
-6”x12” Girder beams w/plate
joinery and posts (optional)
Typical Second Floor Assemblies:
-2”x6” T&G decking
-2”x10” Full dimensioned joists
-Upgraded tie beams to 6”x12”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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This Is an Amazing Barn Home with Custom Dormers and a Great Front Porch

Barns October 6, 2016

This Is an Amazing Barn Home with Custom Dormers and a Great Front Porch

Barn homes are popular these days for many reasons; the combination of traditional style living with modern conveniences. The Sand Creek barn home kits are compiled of the highest quality materials and excellent construction. You don’t need to worry about a home that will not stand the test of time. This barn home can be lived in through many generations.

The soaring wood ceilings makes the home appear even more spacious than it is. Any family would love living in a space that was well-constructed, yet beautiful inside and out. Barn homes are suited for all family sizes, because they can be customized to suit your specific needs. If you need more bedrooms and baths, that is an option for you. Minnesota is a beautiful place in the U.S., and creates a wonderful backdrop for a home like this.

Barn Project Info:

This 30×60 Great Plains Gambrel Barn Home features custom dormers with 2 floors of living space. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Minnesota.

This 24×50 Ponderosa Country Barn Home is customized with 12ft lean-tos and an open porch. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Iowa.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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24×40 Ponderosa Country Barn Home with 12 and 15ft Lean-tos and Wooden Cupolas

Barns October 6, 2016

24x40 Ponderosa Country Barn Home with 12 and 15ft Lean-tos and Wooden Cupolas

Barns as residences are becoming more and more trendy, and very popular. They have the advantage of offering a rustic and even antique feel to home, while providing spacious living accommodations, and style to suit your taste. You can modernize your interior with sleek clean lines reminiscent of city living, or create a cozy, country feel with color and texture, warm and fun accessories in an eclectic style. Mix and match.

You can have the best of both worlds with a barn style home.  If you use your barn home as a weekend getaway, you can leave the crazy, fast-paced world of urban life and retreat to someplace that slows you down for a time and rejuvenates and renews you for a new week ahead.

Barn Project Info:

“This 24×40 Ponderosa Country Barn Home is customized with 12 & 15ft lean-tos and wooden cupolas. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in North Carolina.”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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24×50 Ponderosa Country Barn Home with an Open Porch, 12 ft Lean-tos and Cupolas

Barns October 6, 2016

24x50 Ponderosa Country Barn Home with an Open Porch, 12 ft Lean-tos and Cupolas

It seems that so many people are looking for barn homes. It symbolizes that peaceful kind of life. Now, they come in so many different styles and designs that they’re hard to pass by. This lovely barn house can also be customized and make you feel as though you have left the cares of the world behind. With its high wood ceilings and exposed beams it still lends that country feel to this home that everyone is looking for.

One of our favorite things here about barn homes is the superior materials and the beauty of all the wood accents. The high ceilings also make the home appear even larger and more spacious. The outside is very traditional, which is quite beautiful. It is a barn home that will surprise you when you walk in to see all the of the modern amenities.

Barn Homes

“Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Metal Buildings for Homes OR Barns, they’re Multipurpose

Barns October 5, 2016

Metal Buildings for Homes OR Barns, they're Multipurpose

This metal building farm building could sit on any ranch, and with a design like this, it could be used just as well for a house as for a barn. With metal buildings, when you order them from the builders, you can work with them for what design you want, so it’s possible to take a design like this and say “I want it as a barn” or “I want it as a house” and specify how you want your rooms laid out.

These farm and ranch metal building houses are some of the many buildings being made by Lester these days. They caught our attention, so we thought we’d share them (as with all the images on our website, you can make them bigger by clicking on them — even the featured image).

There are just a few details available for this building. You can use the project number to talk to the builders about this design as a starting point. The idea here is that you’re going to have to talk to the builders anyway, but you can get an idea of what metal buildings are options by looking at what has already been built.

Project Details
End Use: Equestrian, Hobby
Building Type: Stable
Location:
Omaha, NE
Dealer / Rep: Anderson & Sons Inc.
Project #: 513150
Notes: Bone White trim, Gambrel roof, 4/12 and 18/12 roof pitch, Clopay overhead doors, sliding doors, AJ door, AJ aluminum windows, colt sliding doors, wrap-around porch
Dimensions: 36′ x 70′ x 14′
Primary Color: Barn Red
Secondary Color: Quaker Gray

Lester Buildings is a leading manufacturer and builder of custom pre-engineered, post-frame building systems for farm, livestock, equine, hobby, and commercial purposes. They also sell material-only packages. What sets Lester’s metal buildings apart? According to the company, “three things: a professional, collaborative planning experience from concept to completion; customization; and value.”

Find more from Lester metal buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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