Top 10 Barn homes from cold climate highlands to warm winter prairies
Combining the simplicity of a barn with the functionality of a home can never look so sweet as in these beautiful designs of barn homes. Barn conversions can all give you this feel as well but oftentimes are much more expensive because the main bones of the barn usually need to be rebuilt or reinforced. Imagine the old, textured wood aside an efficient new farmhouse sink. Think about an open loft with wide plank floors next to a floor to ceiling bookcase behind an industrial rolling ladder along the entire wall. Carriage houses are a wonderful idea as well if you're trying to mix the barn look and feel into a house with a garage. Carriage houses are great for people that may have more vehicles and don't mind a set of stairs since the living area is typically on the second floor.
A simple barn crossed with the modern home means clean lines and efficiency.
Instead of trying to imagine some of these awesome barn homes, let me show you. I took a deep Pinterest dive and came up with some wonderful gems of well-executed barn homes. I also feel that a good test of a home is how it would do in cold climates. Because let's face it; most of us don't live on that beautiful beach in Bali allowing open air rooms with flowing curtain doors. Cold climates are a test to many architects and can really show off their creativity how to get the most southern light or the best placement of windows.
Here are my Top 10 Barn Homes
Are barn homes calling your name?