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Popular Barndominium House Plans

hat started out as customizing an existing barn for family living has evolved to include using a stock plan to build a metal barn and customize it to your needs. We've rounded up a few of our favorite (and bestselling!) barn and barn-inspired house plans to get you started.


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An innovative and striking style that captivated the architectural world in the 1930s, the A-Frame home continues to evolve decade after decade. From rustic cabins to scenic lake homes, tiny guest houses and grand residences, the A-Frame plan offers unique designs that are affordable and attractive. We look at the A-Frame home, its features, and the advantages and drawbacks of building one.

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There are so many options to choose from when choosing a style for your home. If you like smaller, cozy homes, you might be wondering about the differences of a Bungalow vs. Cottage. Are they the same? Which one should you choose? Here’s what you need to know.

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Slender building lot? No problem! Building a home on a narrow lot doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style, space, or livability. In fact, these homes are attractive, and spacious. No matter your style, these homes could be just what you’re looking for.

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Tracing their origins from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Asia, classic columns and pillars give the exteriors and interiors of contemporary homes impressive and stylish looks. We focus on columns, posts, and railings and how they transform and enhance the look of the 21st century home.

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Traditionally, a cabin is a small house – situated on a lake, in the woods, or in a mountain setting – built from logs or lumber and simple tools. While the first cabins were not stylish or sophisticated, the 21st century cabin home can be designed and built with all the architectural flourishes.

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From the gorgeous landscapes, picturesque mountains, and rustic villages of the French countryside emerged what is defined as the French Country style. A mix of Old World charm, the rustic and fancy, this architectural design is a balanced combination of the simple, comfortable, and graceful. In this article, we learn more about the origins and elements of French Country style.

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While ranches, Spanish-Mission homes, and mansions are associated with Texas, a different style has permeated the Lone Star State. Known as Texas Modern, it is architecture embedded in the history, climate, topography, traditions, economy, and culture of Texas. Let’s focus on Texas Modern’s attributes and why it’s adapted to the state’s terrain and climate.

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Following the Tiny House trend that got so much attention in recent years comes a new alternative in housing: the barndominium. This latest design option blends the look of a barn and its open spaces with the modern aesthetic of a condominium. Check out its features, benefits, and drawbacks – and why it’s popular.

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Focusing on the connection between indoors and outdoors, U-shaped house designs borrow from Spanish-Mexican haciendas and the perspectives of architectural pioneers Charles and Henry Green, Joseph Eichler, and Cliff Mays on the home’s relationship to natural light. Reinvented for contemporary times, the design makes sense for both traditional and modern homes.

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Farmhouse design remains as captivating and appealing today as it was during the early Colonial period. The style – with its wide wraparound porch, simplicity, and coziness – has been reinvented to fit contemporary aesthetics. Explore the Modern Farmhouse design, its elements, and how to achieve the signature look in your home.

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