"Green Homes for Blue Collars"
Post-frame construction methodology and space saving open-concept design uses 50% less building materials than conventional wood framed construction. The materials we use are largely locally produced, low maintenance, and include - metal roofs, spray foam insulation, stained board-n-batten rough-cut hemlock wood siding and architectural concrete in floor raidiant heat systems.
Not only are Barn Livin's Homes economical to construct, but they are energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint. The architectural concrete first floor system has an in-floor radiant heat system inclusive of a space-saving-wall-hung high-efficiency boiler to generate both heat and on-demand domestic hot water. The exterior envelope’s energy efficient components such as spray foam insulation along with multi-pane windows & doors, minimizing heat loss. The orientation of windows, skylights, and patio door systems use renewable passive solar energy during the winter months. Reversible directional ceiling fans circulate heat during winter months and work in conjunction with clerestory operable windows to offer ventilation during summer months. The architectural concrete first floor system and the stone wall behind the wood stove, act as heat masses storing warmth generated by the sun, wood stove fires and the in-floor radiant heat system.
Barn-Livin' Builds meet the energy efficiency requirements for designation as an EPA and New York Energy Star Qualified Home.
Live in the Now and Plan for the Future
Barn-Livin’ incorporates Aging Space Design Concepts- allowing you the ability to live in a home as comfortably, safely, and easily through all of life's phases. Aging Spaces are not only for older people but for people planning to enjoy their home through to the future.
Barn-Livin’ is a lifestyle and we believe in blending outdoor living with indoor living spaces, through the use of walls of windows. We allow nature to enter your home minimizing cabin fever in winter months and allowing for life to be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors seamlessly in warmer months. Barn-Livin’ Rustic Barn Homes incorporate open floor plans with the ability to live life fully on the main level- eliminating the use of stairs. Wide doorways and hallways allow for easy entry and maneuverability through your home. Sloped concrete shower floors are great in accommodating wheelchair access while still giving a contemporary aesthetic.
We accommodate the individual needs of each client creating Custom Barn Homes. As a custom design/build company, we take pride in building your home as energy efficient and affordable as possible- to enjoy for years to come through all of life’s phases.
Existing Conditions and Supplemental Design Services
Barn Livin' loves working with Clients to upgrade and rethink generational homes for their next phase. Whether it is an old farmhouse or dilapidated barn we will help you to rethink the space and give the entire house a face lift- all while paying omage and keeping the historic touches.