Texas barn home with workshop merges usefulness and living space!
This post and beam barn home with a workshop is one of our most popular projects and a personal favorite of our teams too! Notice how the raised center roof line is used with enclosed lean-tos. This combination is very popular with those looking for a multi-purpose building for two key reasons.
First, a raised center allows for open space on the main level and high ceilings conducive to a spacious living area in the loft. Many customers use a portion of the main level for a mix of workshop space, storage, and lounge area. In the loft, it is common to find either a full apartment barn or prime entertaining area. This is exactly what these customers did here. The main level has a workshop and garage space, while the loft has a full kitchen, living area, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
The Knox – 4860
48′ X 60′ Raised Center | 24′ Center Section with Two 12′ Enclosed Lean-Tos
Second, the utilization of lean-tos is a cost effective way to add usable space. Lean-tos are three-sided structures that bear weight on the main building. This reduces the total kit framing requirement and keeps costs down. Additionally, lean-tos connected to a raised center create a broken roof line look, which adds visual appeal from the outside.
On this project, the lean-tos widen the overall footprint of the kit with the space used for workshop and storage space. It is also very common to have horse stalls or room for other animals in these winged sides.
As you view more of this project, notice a few of our favorite things about this barn home with workshop space.
- The 8’ porch on two sides
- The stone accents around the base
- The functional barn doors that allow equipment and vehicles to drive straight through the main level