Chic, Spacious Homes for Sale That Find Inspiration in the Barn

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barn home 816 Black Bear, Jamaica, VT
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By Catherine Sherman

The barn is no longer relegated to your grandfather's farm or that rustic wedding venue you saw in a magazine. Whether a converted barn or a new construction infused with reclaimed barn materials, post-and-beam details are popping up in homes across the country.

"In general, people want the mix," said Anita Oates of Raliegh, N.C.-based interior design firm Otrada LLC. "They're trying to keep some of the original architectural features -- whether stair rails or beadboard -- and mix it up with modern elements that might work better, like lighting or plumbing." When it comes to barn renovations or barn-inspired homes, Oates says people ultimately want a space that reflects their passions -- from an equestrian pursuit to country living, or simply being inspired by nature. To fuel your own passions, we've gathered a few rustic barn retreats currently on the market.

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Chic, Spacious Homes for Sale That Find Inspiration in the Barn

816 Black Bear, Jamaica, Vt.
For sale: $2.795 million.

A timber-frame house seems right at home in scenic Vermont.

Overlooking the green valley below, the barn-inspired home was built in 2010 combining rustic elements -- antique floors, a masonry fireplace and built-ins -- with luxe amenities such as radiant heat, a steam room, wine cellar and home theater.

4001 Estes Road, Nashville
For sale: $1.399 million

“This renovated barn is rustic luxury at its best,” says the listing description for this property in Tennessee.

Originally built in 1937, the country-chic space now includes a downstairs master and two upstairs bedrooms. The main floor was designed with lots of open space and a bar for entertaining.

270 W. Bay Rd, Islesboro, Maine
For sale: $950,000

A converted and restored 1872 post-and-beam barn, this home sits on 13 acres overlooking Penobscot Bay.

The interior, which includes three bedrooms, a cook’s kitchen and art studio, comes to life with pops of color and eclectic furnishings framed by exposed beams.
18480 SW Courtney Road, Sherwood, Ore.

For sale: $739,000

It may not play host to Robin Hood and his merry men, but Sherwood, Ore., has a forest of its own with views of the Chehalem Mountains.
On more than 4 tree-lined acres, this custom farmhouse provides an artsy retreat from the city. A vaulted living room ceiling with antique barn beams is a selling point along with a 900-foot deck connecting the main house to the garage.
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