By pairing rustic charm with modern-day conveniences, contemporary barn houses offer throwback homeowners the best of both worlds. Bright red paint and steep pitch roofs give the feeling of living in the countryside, but big, double-paned windows and new plumbing ensure that owners are living in comfort. To see how a classic farm staple has adjusted to state-of-the art living, check out these barn house homes from all around the country.
1. Elegant 1800’s Barn: 299 Ashpohtag Rd Norfolk, CT
Located on 21 acres in Norfolk, Connecticut, this six-bedroom, five-and-a-half home offers a peaceful respite from nearby Hartford. Decked out with a custom engineered iron staircase, exposed steel beams, a full-size interior pool, and full steam sauna, this timeless barn home also features a music studio with wet bar—perfect for families with ties to Yale University’s nearby music school.
2. 1930’s Barnhouse: 179 Parmelee Hill Rd Durham, CT
Located in Doylestown, PA this converted barn offers luxe domesticity in the form of a three-story stainless steel staircase, a private elevator tucked away in the silo, a shower composed of thousands of glass tiles, and a third floor media room with a projection TV system. Only a short commute from Philadelphia, this property is dream for families looking for good schools—nearly all are ranked 10s.
3. Reclaimed Barn with Contemporary Design: 5441 Carversville Rd Doylestown, PA
This beautiful 1930s farmhouse was once a one-room barn. Now it has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, and houses an extensive chef’s kitchen, eastern-facing sun room and a heated salt water pool. Situated in the charming town of Durham, Connecticut, where the majority of residents own their homes, this charming spot is perfect for hosting events with your neighbors.
4. Peach Harvest Barn: 19 Hale Haven Ct Uncasville, CT
Once a barn for apple and peach harvesting, this custom colonial home offers European charm in an extremely safe Connecticut neighborhood. Close to New Haven, the neighborhood is car-dependent—98% commute—and a perfect respite for students and academics looking to study at nearby Yale University.
5. Modern Dairy Farm: 76 Heywood Rd Sterling, MA
This modern adaptation of an 1870s dairy barn is bathed in natural light and commands majestic views of nearly four acres of pristine Sterling, MA land. Located near good schools, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has ample space for kids to spread out and do their homework.
6. Historic Barn Estate: 606 Main St Hingham, MA
On the Historic Torrey Estate, this lovely five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home is perfect for those seeking the peaceful countryside. Located just 30 minutes from Boston, Hingham is an easy commute by car or public transportation. One could technically also commute by mare, as the property offers a historic barn with a fan light and four horse stalls.
7. Fox Hollow Farm Home: 423 E Foxboro St Sharon, MA
This renovated two story barn has antique details with modern amenities. From the oversized kitchen in the barn, to the cathedral and beamed ceilings throughout, this home is perfect for those with an architectural flare. Situated just outside of Boston, Sharon is known for its heavily college-educated and home-owning residents.
8. Stagecoach Barn: 2581 Kingstown Rd Kingston, RI
This 1825 stagecoach barn sits in the heart of the historic Kingston village. Originally restored by artists, this home appropriately sits behind an Art Association and includes a large studio. Just miles from the historic Jamestown, Kingston RI offers historic charm near the coast. A typical home in Kingston sells for $358,500.