Luxury Farmhouse/ Barndominium
Luxury Farmhouses are as varied as the regional farms they once presided over. Born on hundred-acre spreads in rural America, family-friendly Farmhouse plans fit right in with suburban lifestyles. These practical homes tend to be functional and fanciful with unique shapes, gable roofs, full-width porches, and clapboard siding.
Built to be a gathering place for family and friends, Farmhouse floor plans often feature a spacious country kitchen with a cozy fireplace and plenty of room for a big rustic table. Luxury Farmhouses can be a small cottage or as large as a country manor.
Their wood-frame construction and decorative details exude a warm homey feel. Generous use of stone masonry, wood beams, rich textures and materials, set a luxury farmhouse apart from the standard home. They are ideal for those with an appreciation for rural culture, strong connections to the past and the land they will build upon.
A new construction Barndominium often is a steel frame and sheet metal building, originally designed as a storage building or barn structure. But, the building has been repurposed by the addition of living areas to previously open space. This type of building is typically built on an existing property or multi-acre home-site. The structure often acts as a dual purpose living and shop/workspace.
Although new structures referred to as "barndominiums" are generally made of metal, the term also encompasses wood-framed structures. Barndominium can be interchanged with "barn home."
Barndominiums offer features not usually found on typical homes, including oversized roll-up doors and single enclosed areas large enough to hold things like boats and recreational vehicles.
Another use of a barndominium is temporary housing on properties where the homeowner will eventually build another home.