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

barn home 816 Black Bear, Jamaica, VT

ByCatherine 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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