Monday, May 28, 2012

My New Obsession

Yesterday, I came across something online that has changed my thoughts about what I want in a house. I've discovered Post and Beam (also known as timber frame) homes and Barn Homes.

I love the reclaimed wood look, the open floorplans and the unique features.
These next two photos are of Ina Garten's barn in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York. She films her Food Network show here. I'm sure this place is worth millions, but her style can certainly be duplicated on a smaller budget.
I love the long, open space of this one...
The exposed beams and the sliding barn doors in this photo...
Large windows...
I love this all-white, high ceilings, old farmhouse look...
And the stone walls and floor and large French doors and windows on this one...
I love the modern lighting and kitchen equipment here...
And on this one, I love the open space and the color of the planks on the back wall...
This is less barn and more post and beam. I like the open space.
The loft here, looking below to the open living area...
More modern looks in these next four photos...
And check out this magnificent hallway...
There are apparently tons of websites highlighting the beauty of post and beam homes, barn homes and reclaimed barnwood buildings.

Heritage Restorations is one of them - check out their barn showcase gallery of photos. And when you're done there, check out post and beam homes by Yankee Barn Homes, and if you still aren't satisfied, check out Timberpeg.

Then Google until your eyes fall out of your head. When you're done doing that, you'll know exactly how I feel right about now.


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10 comments:

june in florida said...

Love the first one, that's definitely a balcony and a staircase to make an entrance on.

Evil Pixie said...

Love these, especially the staircase on the first image. My goal, once I finally settle down and buy some land and a house, is to have my studio in a barn - whether I build one from scratch (which is more likely the case) or rennovate one. Fabulous!

all things bradbury said...

love these homes....open beams add so much personality and are wonderful showcases for collections as well.....if you haven't already, you might wanna check out http://www.houzz.com/

they have alot of great ideas...

Laminated Timber Solutions said...

Wow! Amazing timber frames. Timber frames look extremely classy and sophisticated! They are most definitely a cut above the conventional houses which creek with their metallic frames and ambience! Using timber frames gives you an unparalleled home interior!

Quality Logs said...

Exactly. They are amazing! I do believe that timber frame homes are perfect for open concept designs since the exterior frame provides all the support, and there are no load-bearing interior walls. The strong beams allow for wide-open rooms and high vaulted ceilings. It's not unusual to see cathedral ceilings in timber frames as much as two stories high.

Canada Log Homes said...

Very nice interiors. The strength and the durability of the house should be to the highest point and building and buying houses is not a daily affair. They not only make good getaway homes but people can also make these their permanent residence.

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