Each Legacy kit starts as a base model with the roofline (or kit style) being the focal design decision to be made up front. From there, the kits can be finished as a barn, living space, or venue depending on the upgrade and accessory options added.
Take a look at our most popular roofline options below.
The Knox Series
The Armstrong Series
The Huchinson Series
The Grayson Series
The Bandera Series
The gambrel design is a traditional and picturesque style, representing the true beauty of classic barn architecture. This style is ideal for those with a significant need for living space.
- Features an iconic roofline with a double-pitch break
- Roofline allows for significant usable loft space
- Additional lean-tos or porches are easily added
- Available as one- or one-and-a-half-story design
- Commonly used for barns and commercial facilities, as well as homes
This style was made popular in the early 20th Century by farmers needing extra space for hay storage.
The raised center design – sometimes called a monitor design features a high roofline that allows for impressive natural light and/or ventilation.
The plan creates an aesthetically pleasing structure for personal use or an economically efficient building for storage or commercial use.
- Features a large center aisle that is often utilized to feature a stunning cathedral ceiling, storage loft or full second floor
- Similar design to the gable barn with the A-frame roof. When lean-tos are added, it creates an eye-catching broken roofline
The gable design is a very recognizable style worldwide. It is perfect for a rustic lodge, a vacation cabin or a country barn. This structure can be used for storage or to increase the utility or look and feel of acreage.
- A perfect combination of functionality, aesthetic appeal, and economic value
- Features a symmetrical A-frame roofline
- Ability to add optional lean-tos or porches to either side or end of the structure
- Rafter beams of lean-to add-ons tie directly into the beams of the main structure, resulting in an impressive continuous roofline
- Available in a one- or one-and-a-half-story design
- Provides additional storage beyond other plans
A saltbox design is inspired by the beauty of New England in the late 1700s and is even perfect for a rustic cabin or garage that will compliment any property.
- A saltbox design is recognizable by either an offset or asymmetrical roofline
- Offers a unique look and maximum functionality
- Optional lean-tos or porches can be added to any side, allowing for additional entertaining and storage space
- Available as a one- or one-and-a-half story design
- Commonly used for garages, sheds and cabins
An interesting note about this style: The one-and-a-half story design was created to avoid taxation by Queen Elizabeth. Single-story structures were not originally taxed in the new colony and the unique sloping roof line enabled a second story to be added to the back, while the front looked like a standard-one story building.
A combination design offers the character and functionality many of our customers desire.
- This design combines the layout of two structures, often a gable barn and raised center barn
- These structures are typically configured in the shape of a “T” or “L” – but other combinations are possible
- Combiniation designs are commonly used as a home with an attached garage, a cabin with room for both storage and living space, or a horse barn with a grand entrance
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Deciding the height of your building is another key component. The main elements to evaluate are the desired heights of the tie beam, peak, and knee wall.
The tie beam is where the loft joists would be installed if adding a second story.
The peak is the highest point in the building.
The knee wall is what determines if the building is a one-and-a-half or full two-story structure.
It is important to note that even at the minimum level, a post and beam building will feel much larger than a traditional buildings because of the true vaulted ceilings.