A barn makes a great home. 2,600 sq. ft. Timber Frame Barn Home, New Canaan, CT. Designed, engineered & built by Great Country Timber Frames.
The focal point of this barn home is the timber frame barn portion. Comprised of four Eastern White Pine timber frame bents, the barn houses the living room, dining room, kitchen, and upstairs, a sitting area, office, and bathroom. The timber frame structure naturally divides the rooms and provides a warm, rustic feel to the entire space. In the living room, the timber frame is open to the second floor, allowing cathedral ceilings and an arched beam. The fireplace follows the entire two-story wall, flanked by timbers and windows. The kitchen is neatly designed into the timber frame, tucked between two posts. With an island, large counters, white cabinets, large window, and an exposed timber ceiling, the kitchen is spacious, bright, warm, & inviting. An exposed post provides great visual interest to the countertop & shelves above. A farm table is right at home in the dining room under the timbered ceiling. Going upstairs, one marvels at the timber posts & beams, all connected with authentic joinery, rising two stories high to the timber rafters. The cozy sitting area at the top of the stairs welcomes with comfortable chairs and books to read.
Attached to the barn is a conventionally-framed wing with the master bedroom & bath, and 3-car garage below. Timber frame accents present on the exterior hint at what’s within.
With a warm, welcoming feel in every space, this home is proof that a barn makes a great home.