Minimal Barn House Tour

A couple years ago our friends built a beautiful tiny house–on top of their barn. Yes, like a horse barn! If you love minimal living (and horses!), then this minimal barn house tour is for you.

Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.Little kitties stay inside and away from the coyotes and black bear seen roaming the property.Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

Above the horse stalls you they’ve made a bright and cozy space. The vaulted pine ceiling and windows all around ensure plenty of refreshing daylight and panoramic views of their beautiful land.Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

The found their solid wood floors on Craigslist at an old Nike warehouse that was being demolished. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

The open layout allow plenty of space for company (and playful kitties).Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

They cabinets are custom made in Snohomish, WA. The butcher block counters are from Ikea.

In addition to having great taste in home style,Kara is a speech therapist who provides hippotherapy (speech therapy using horses) out of her own (gorgeous) arena. Also, she’s just amazing (.)Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

The bedroom is brightly lit and spacious. How beautiful is that quilt ladder!? Off the bedroom is their closet, stacked washer and dryer, and 3/4 bath. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

Behind the built in entertainment center, under the gabled roof, is a quaint guest loft for visitors. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

From their deck, they have a clear view of what the horses (and other wildlife) are up to out in the pasture. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare. Gorgeous minimal barn house with modern farmhouse flare.

Shop Their Minimal Barn House Look

Thank you Kara and Robbie for sharing your home!

Gorgeous rustic modern barn house with minimal style.

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      • Thank you Kara! Seriously, you built my dream house! I have this page and the photos saved.. I’d love some photos or info regarding your guest loft (trying to figure out how you did that with the roof pitch)? Does it step down)? Thank you!

        Kristen M.
        Located in NC

      • Thank you Kara!

        I would LOVE photos of the guest loft if you have some… trying to figure out how you did it behind the TV with the roof pitch. Your home is my dream home- we may end up building a duplicate on the other side of the country :)

        TY! Kristen-

    • Kim, my husband and I hired a draftsman to draft the plans for us. We based them off of Barn Pros house barns – they have floorplans listed on their website which helped us have a place to start.

      • Kara- could you take a picture of the guest loft and bathroom (assuming it’s under the eaves). We are trying to do a similar thing and are in contact with barn pros and their carriage house plans, but would love to see how the eave pitch of the roof actually looks in a room (trying to make a baby bedroom under one).
        Thanks!

  • Hi
    I love this layout and set up. My husband and I are planning something similar and have been in contact with barn pros. Could I get the contact info (or give mine to them) of the barn owners so that we could get some more pictures of how rooms under the eaves would work out?

    Thanks so much!

    Diana
    (Dianamarsden2002@yahoo.com)

  • Can i ask approximately how much the owner spent making this project? My husband and I are starting the process and trying to figure out a budget– we are expecting something like $250k but not sure if thats way off base? happy to get an email if the owners would like to keep it private!

    lauren
    ljcoiner211@gmail.com

    • Hi Lauren! Sorry for the late response. I talked to my sweet friends and they said “a little under $200k finished.” They did the floor, ceiling, and tongue and groove wood themselves. (This doesn’t include the garage side or property clearing/electric/water lines they had to dig.) I’ll make a side-note that he was also very involved with the process and following the expenses and charges of the framers/workers. If he noticed they were charging way more on one project than the others, he would contract that project out to just one or a few workers! **Building costs reflect 2013 prices for Washington state :)