I know what you’re thinking, “she wouldn’t be the managing editor and major contributor to Post & Beam Living if she didn’t believe barn homes were the best”, but they really are, and here’s my proof:
1. A Vast Array of Exterior Styles
2. Gorgeous Interior Exposed Post & Beam Frames
In a timber frame home, the post & beam structure takes center stage, but this is not to say it will overpower a decor choice. Just the opposite, actually. A post & beam home gracefully accentuates any interior decorating style.
3. Open Expanses
Because the post & beam frame serves as the “internal support skeleton” of the home, walls can be placed (or not) wherever the homeowner desires. This allows for beautifully lofted spaces and soaring cathedral ceilings.
4. Site Adaptability
No matter the location or look of a site, a barn home has the uncanny ability to unify the terrain and structure into one complete setting. Bucolic is a word which often comes to mind upon viewing these barn homes.
5. Unique Niche Areas
One of my personal favorite aspects of living in a barn home (many of you may already know I live in a stunning Yankee Barn Homes carriage house) is the different niche areas the post & beam frame creates. Some are larger, others are more a vignette than an actual room. It doesn’t matter, they are all unique and special.