Farmhouse Yankee Barn Homes

House of the Week

06/22/2018

New England Escape

Located in New England, this charming farmhouse by Yankee Barn Homes affords stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The locally-sourced metal roof pairs nicely with the siding, which is stained in Benjamin Moore’s Mountain Moss. Inside you’ll find a 2,000-square-foot living space with an open floor plan, exposed wooden ceiling beams, and plenty of rustic touches.

Potd Design: Christopher Architecture & Interiors | Photo: Luker Photography

06/15/2018

View of the Lake

Poised on the edge of a cliff, this modern farmhouse enjoy lakefront views on three sides. Dense forests that line the lake paint a pretty green picture in spring and summer, and give way to a rich pastel of auburns and oranges in fall. Ensconced in rustic environs, this big house with floor-to-ceiling windows offers a comfortable front seat to the natural world. 

Cabos remy architects andresremy.com

06/01/2018

Contemporary Cabos

From the front this modern dwelling appears restrained and confined, but a glance at the back reveals jutting rooms and expansive windows. Designed by REMY Architects, their contrasting "Cabos" house offers both privacy and wonderful views, just depending on the room you’re in!

House of the week altadore tricklecreekhomes.ca

05/25/2018

Farmhouse Meets Bungalow

A Canadian design firm outdid itself when it created this modern take on the farmhouse look. A bohemian white and natural wood facade looks instantly chic with the addition of black window trim, and though the porch adds a modest amount of outdoor living space, it gets some help from the front patio complete with fire pit. 

Erik ranch airbnb.com

05/18/2018

Home On The Range

In between the peaks and valleys of the Absaroka Range in Montana, sit this modern ranch. Opting for a sleek wood-siding exterior and energy-saving solar panels, this house ditches many of the typical details you’d might expect from a home in the middle of America’s great outdoors. With 200 acres of wide open land, you can view the rolling hills from just about any room of the house.

Montana treehouse glacier park Photo: airbnb.com

05/11/2018

Montana Treehouse Retreat

This isn’t the weathered, rickety treehouse in your neighbor’s backyard. Far from it. Located at the gateway to majestic Glacier National Park, the Montana Treehouse Retreat boasts 500 square feet of somewhat surprising luxury—two floors, two decks, a full kitchen and one and a half baths. Ingeniously designed and expertly crafted (in part by The Treehouse Guys), the Retreat features a mixed bag of locally sourced and reclaimed materials, yet all work in harmony to forge an unforgettable fantasy.

Benninton carriage Photo: Yankee Barn Homes

05/04/2018

Red-Clad Respite

Nestled in the woods of northern New England atop a small knoll, the red wooden exterior of the Bennington Carriage House exudes the charm that's most typical to the region. Outside, the woodland gardens, detached tea house, and rock wall create a peaceful outdoor living setup. Although, thanks to those floor-to-ceiling windows in the primary living areas on the second level, the homeowners are never far removed from nature. Inside, against the backdrop of foliage, the home's open floor plan places emphasis on the beautiful post and beam frame—a design by Yankee Barn Homes, a nearly 50-year-old company specializing in custom timber frame homes.

Writer studio woods upstate new york ghent Design: Studio Joseph; Photo: Elliott Kaufman

04/27/2018

Writer's Studio

Restrained and refined—and yet unmistakably a vision of man's dominion over nature—the minimalist, matte-black Writer's Studio stands in the middle of a clearing, its pure, faceted geometry a stark counterpoint to the surrounding woods. Inside the soaring, bright studio, there's nothing but a few chairs, a fireplace, and a desk. The latter anchors the space, and around it, Studio Joseph carefully arranged the windows—their location but also their height—ensuring that even when seated, the occupant enjoys unobstructed, achingly beautiful views. 

Bellport house Dean Kaufman; Architect: Toshihiro Oki

04/20/2018

Bellport House

What good is an oceanfront home if you can't see the ocean? Such a scenario is never a problem at the Bellport House, designed by Toshihiro Oki. Floor-to-ceiling windows stand in for opaque drywall around much of the house, allowing for clear views of the sea, and the home's small stature means its height never overshadows the natural surroundings. 

Houseboat airbnb.com

04/13/2018

Sitting On the Dock

Who needs grass when your backyard can be the water? This mid-century modern houseboat floats on Lake Union in Seattle. And while some might associate the city for dreariness, this home is anything but. The sky blue siding and orange front door with the hanging plants and flower boxes create welcoming curb, er dock, appeal.

Villa slow Design: Laura Alvarez Architecture; Photo: David Montero

04/06/2018

Slow Living

Sitting on a grassy hill in the northern part of Spain is this holiday retreat, Villa Slow. The house, built from a stone ruin, blends its naturally rustic look with contemporary design. Mindful of its beautiful environment, Laura Alvarez Architecture incorporated sustainable practices into the construction, using locally sourced reused materials and green-friendly heating and cooling techniques. Panoramic windows in the living room and large sliding doors in both bedrooms ensure that dwellers can enjoy the views from almost every room in the house. For more information about the house and how you can rent it visit villaslow.com.

Inhabit airbnb.com

03/30/2018

Willow Treehouse

Though located on the banks of a small pond in idyllic Upstate New York, the Willow Treehouse resembles a robot from the future. Designed by architect Antony Gibbon, the prefab structure almost appears to levitate above its site, thanks to an unseen rear piling and thin, leg-like supports. From within the compact, bright, wood-paneled interior, hooded, oversized windows frame postcard-perfect views of the surroundings—water, woods, and sky.

Neal creek house Design: Paul McKean Architecture; Photo: Stephen Tamiesie

03/23/2018

Neal Creek House

Nestled in a lush forest on the Columbia River Gorge, the two-bedroom Neal Creek House epitomizes contemporary urban design. Paul McKean Architecture constructed the dwelling in 11 months, and he relied on environmentally friendly products like west cedar siding, a TPO roof, FSC-certified wood flooring, and no-VOC appliances. The elevated design protects against flooding and potential brush fires. Visitors can explore the Oregon landscape before heading inside to enjoy the modern amenities and mid-century decor.

Irish ivy airbnb.com

03/16/2018

Irish Ivy

On the edge of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, sits this ivy-covered cottage. The restored home is fully renovated on the inside, but the exterior keeps its historic charms intact, like the red brick around the windows. Overflowing with lush ivy, you might miss the green front door!

Modern house amongst rocks airbnb.com

03/09/2018

Rock Reach House

You’ll find this modern dwelling, Rock Reach House, in the Mojave Desert in Yucca Valley, CA. The 1,000-square-feet home was built in 2009, taking only eight weeks for construction. For a green-friendly design plan, builders chose galvanized steel, concrete, and glass as the primary building materials, using wood just for the cabinets and doors. The all-electric house garners most of its energy from large photovoltaic panels on top of the carport roof. With sleek, straight lines that contrast the rocky terrain, Rock Reach House makes a visually stunning impact.

Colorful victorian Zillow Digs home in Oakland, CA

03/02/2018

Vibrant Victorian

Built in 1895, this elegant 1100-square-foots house in Oakland, California, underwent renovations in 2015. Despite its modern interior, the wooden facade has many traditional Victorian elements like bay windows, scalloped shingles, and a steep roof with decorative trim. The red door contrasts against the yellow and blue siding, making this house a stand-out on the street.

Idyllic a frame airbnb.com

02/23/2018

Idyllic A-Frame

This charming A-frame is secluded in the woods of Idyllwild, CA. Those who get to lodge here can breathe in the crisp, fresh air from the patio beneath twinkling string lights and at night can relax inside in front of the wood-burning stove. It’s your quintessential A-frame mountain home.

Portugal houses Hugo Sousa on Unsplash

02/16/2018

Picture Perfect

This colorful street in Lisbon stuns. It’s impossible to choose a favorite house between the blue patterned tile, blush pink, and fire engine red. The facades of each building standout on their own, but together create a picture that needs to be captured and shared.

Purple victorian Zillow Digs home in Chatham, NJ

02/09/2018

Purple Majesty

Although it is over 130 years old, this Victorian house in Chatham, NJ looks regal as ever. The intricate details of the period architecture remain intact: lattice windows, detailed porch, and ornate trimming. The brilliant purple and gold just enhance the features even more.

Montana carriage house airbnb.com

02/02/2018

Rustic and Reclaimed

This carriage home in Montana is inherently charming. The slanted roof and reclaimed wood siding bring rustic elegance, while the fully-furnished interior has a contemporary flair. Perhaps the best part, however, is the surrounding landscape; visitors need only to step outside to experience mountains, wildlife, and 100 acres of hiking trails.

Baahouse small lincoln Design: BAAHOUSE + BAASTUDIO; Photo: Darren Kerr

01/26/2018

Elevated to New Heights

While a striking piece of architecture in itself, this contemporary one-bedroom house from building designers BAAHOUSE + BAASTUDIO puts the focus on its unique forest view, thanks to large glass doors, a wide covered porch, and an elevated perspective from atop steel posts. These stilts are also strategic, though: They help the home survive in the rain in the subtropical city of Brisbane, Australia, by reducing the risk of flooding and preventing pools of water from weakening the house’s foundation.

Mountain a frame airbnb.com

01/19/2018

A-Frame in Arizona

Just outside Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona, this A-frame cabin provides a weekend retreat from responsibilities. With limited electronic and Wi-Fi access, residents are left with minimal distractions to enjoy the mountain view.  

South dakota cabin airbnb.com

01/12/2018

Over the Rainbow

Built on grounds sacred to the indigenous people of the region, like the Lakota, stands this symbol of westward expansion. The built-by-hand home is open to lodgers who travel with their horses, and those who travel without.

House on water Aurélien Bellanger on Unsplash

01/05/2018

On the Horizon

Under a starry sky, sits this humble gray house on the water. It doesn’t have many fancy features, but when you’re this close to the water what more do you really need?

Bali villa airbnb.com

12/29/2017

Holiday in the Sun

Embracing its tropical location in Bali, this stunning house blends indoor and outdoor living. Tall, open ceilings let in the breeze and expansive covered patios let you take in the views while staying shaded from the sun.

Frozen lake cabin Ian Keefe on Unsplash

12/22/2017

A Holiday Escape

This is the ultimate wintertime getaway: A mega log cabin on the peninsula of a frozen lake with snow-covered mountains and evergreens surrounding it. During this hectic time of year it’s the perfect peaceful escape.

Mayne island cottage airbnb.com

12/15/2017

Mayne Island Cabin

The handcrafted home in Mayne Island, British Columbia is truly one of a kind. Inside, white stucco walls and curved wooden beams create an otherworldly ambiance in the mushroom-shaped cabin

Norway red cabin Nil Castellví on Unsplash

12/08/2017

Little Red

Not to be upstaged by the rocky terrain or teal waters, this tiny cabin in Norway manages to stand out amongst the scenery. Its black tin roof and brick-red siding makes a statement for the random traveler passing by.

Yellow houses panama Tim Cook on Unsplash

12/01/2017

Sunshine and Surf

You can find these sunny yellow beach shacks in Bocas del Toro, Panama. A favorite destination for surfers and ecotourists, the province has colorful homes scattered across several islands.

Croatian stone home airbnb.com

11/24/2017

Stunning Stone

Newly renovated on the inside, the outside of this Croatian cottage retains its historic charm. Surrounded by creeping vines and a field of lavender, the property looks straight out of a storybook.

Sustainable a frame airbnb.com

11/17/2017

An A-Frame in Isolation

Hidden among two wooded acres in the Catskills, this two-bedroom A-frame house offers a weekend in nature. Just imagine hiking through foliage (or snow-shoeing in wintry months) to relax in the main area of this cozy open floor plan, either in front of the crackling indoor fireplace or the large glass window. Or, stay outside to cook on the large steel drum grill and dine inside the screened-in gazebo. (But you don't have to just dream of living here, though—you can rent it via Airbnb for a night, starting at $195.)

Finch ridge eco lodge airbnb.com

11/10/2017

Something Blue

For the homeowner who'd rather be outside, this tiny home delivers in a big way. The kitchen and living space are completely screened yet open to the scenic forest and sky, and, though the bedroom offers privacy, it has no shortage of windows.

Baumhaus melle Baumraum

11/03/2017

Among the Trees

This room on stilts is as versatile as it is striking: It has been used as a guest room, reception hall, and children's playroom. The natural color of the exterior cladding helps it blend into its surroundings even while its modern geometric shape makes it stand out.

Charming california cottage Zillow Digs home in Coronado, CA

10/27/2017

Semi-Charmed Kind of Life

It might appear small on the outside, but this beach cottage in Coronado, CA, fits 2,000 sq ft—four bedrooms and four bathrooms—and a whole lot of charm under its roof. Turquoise shutters against butter yellow siding, the brick patio out back, exposed ceiling beams, and white beadboard throughout the home all contribute to its quaint look and feel. Built in 2009, though, this isn't your grandma's cottage. Rather, its distressed entry door opens to modern luxuries like an Italian marble fireplace, a wine chiller built into the dining room's custom cabinetry, and a gourmet kitchen filled with great lighting.