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This barn/apartment design takes advantage of a natural
combining 1880's Second Empire architectual styling with 21st century,
contemporary floor plans for both the barn level and the apartment
above. Today we see many barns and barn apartments with
roofs. The advantage of this roof style is its capacity to
maximize interior space above the eve line. But the
to the gambrel roof was the Mansard roof, a dominate feature of the
Second Empire style. The usable living space in the apartment
nearly double the size possible with a standard gable roof.
barn level consists of six 12'x12' stalls, a tack room, grain room,
utility/laundry room, half bath, interior stairs to the second level,
wash stall and a 14' wide center aisle. The apartment above
includes two bedrooms, two bedroom walk-in closets, two full baths, an
office room, upstairs laundry room, kitchen, dining room and living
room in an open floor plan arrangement, and the tower room.
features include a gas log fireplace, master bath whirlpool, built in
bookcases, large central skylights and a spiral stair case to the tower
And while this barn is not for everyone, or everyones' budget, it represents the kind of signature barn possiblities available to clients of Aiken Residential Design.