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

barn home 816 Black Bear, Jamaica, VT

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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