APARTMENT BARN KITS
As multifunctional spaces grow in popularity, so does the allure of living close to the work you love. Our apartment barn kits are designed specifically for those seeking a multi-purpose space with a floor plan tailored to their individual hobbies and passions. We design apartment barns with everything from horse stalls to RV garages, and even wineries with upstairs living quarters. At DC Structures, we offer endless possibilities for our apartment barn layouts to ensure your versatile home fits your unique lifestyle.
What is an Apartment Barn Kit?
Our apartment barn kits are prefabricated building packages that include all the materials necessary to assemble the structure when it arrives at your site. These post and beam homes are framed with beautiful select-grade Douglas fir posts and glulam beams sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Each apartment barn kit model boasts our signature DC Structures heavy timber look, while featuring an efficient and modern design. Our in-house team of experienced designers have created a line of apartment barn kits with multifunctional floor plans that can be customized to match your vision.
APARTMENT BARN KIT MODELS
Apartment Barn Kit
The Oakridge is our most popular apartment barn kit, with a flexible design perfect for any creative professional. This durable two-story structure can be turned into a garage for vehicles and outdoor toys, a horse barn, or a workshop with upstairs living quarters.
Apartment Barn Kit
The Pineridge is a highly adaptable apartment barn kit with spacious dormers for added headroom and architectural appeal. This simple yet multifunctional building can be used for any combination of purposes.
Apartment Barn Kit
The Shasta is a large multi-purpose structure with the clearance to house a recreational vehicle or a heavy-duty workshop. This beautiful barn-style home is one of our most popular kit models and makes the perfect residence for a homeowner with large vehicles or equipment.
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BOULDER HORSE BARN
Modified from an Oakridge 60’ apartment barn kit, this two-tone equestrian facility in Boulder, Colorado features a number of stunning upgrades, including cathedral-style windows on the gable ends of the structure, a large cupola with windows, and five stalls with Dutch doors leading to spacious turnouts.
OREGON GARAGE WITH LIVING QUARTERS
This barn-style garage with living quarters sits on the edge of the Mt. Hood National Forest and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding forested landscape. The main level features a 1,965 sq. ft. workshop with a drive-through RV garage while the upstairs living space includes a huge open-concept kitchen, dining and living room with a beautiful stone fireplace.
BACKYARD PARTY BARN KIT
Located in the gorgeous countryside of Damascus, Oregon, this fully-equipped party barn comes with everything our clients could want and more, including a man cave, workshop, mud room, and storage. This personalized Oakridge 24’ apartment barn kit features 1,214 sq. ft. of space and plenty of heavy timber upgrades.
CENTRAL OREGON BARN HOME
Adapted from a Shasta 60’ apartment barn kit, this large garage with living quarters in Bend, Oregon makes a perfect residence for our clients. This structure features a multi-use garage with three garage doors on the main level and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a massive 600 sq. ft. covered deck upstairs.
Why DC Structures?
DC Structures provides the best and most complete line of post and beam building kits in the nation. We rise above the competition by offering the highest quality materials packages with the most powerful design capabilities in the industry. After selecting your apartment barn kit, our talented team will work with you to create a personalized floor plan that matches your vision for the space. Our flexible design process makes it possible for you to take control of your project and modify it to fit your lifestyle.
Our apartment barn kits are designed in the reliable method of post and beam construction. This style features dramatic open interiors with beautiful exposed heavy timbers. Not only do these heavy timbers look incredible, they create a sturdy frame that can stand up to high wind and snow loads. Our Flex Design process allows you to make structural changes to your apartment barn kit to meet your individual needs. You can add skylights and solar panels for sustainability purposes or convert the main level into an all-inclusive horse barn for your equine friends.
Our apartment barn kits feature a wide range of high-quality standard materials, including cedar board and batten siding, heavy timber accents, and premium window packages from Andersen. Sourcing only the finest timbers from the Pacific Northwest, our apartment barns are built with beautiful Douglas fir posts and glulam beams that ensure your structure will stand for generations. The versatile nature of our apartment barns also gives you the ability to decide which materials you want to see in your space, whether that be steel-framed breezeway doors for your horse barn or a cupola for improved natural lighting in your living area.
OPTIONS & UPGRADES
When designing your ideal multi-purpose residence, you can choose from a large variety of options and upgrades that we offer for each kit model. We’ve partnered with some of America’s best suppliers of doors, windows, and equestrian equipment so you can customize your space with a wide selection of quality components like luxury stall front packages from Classic Equine or cantilevered decks with cedar handrails. At DC Structures, we offer hundreds of options that are guaranteed to make your structure stand out.
We provide an unparalleled prefabrication service designed to ensure you receive an expertly crafted materials package that can save you thousands in construction costs. Through our prefabrication process, all the structural components of your apartment barn kit are carefully pre-cut, drilled, and labeled by our experienced craftsmen prior to arriving at your site. This makes the construction process less costly by reducing labor hours and equipment rental fees. Prefabrication also leads to more accurate construction, tighter joints, and better overall quality.
Our simplified process makes it easy for our clients to design their ideal structure with the help of one of our experienced project coordinators. Learn more about our process and what to expect after selecting your apartment barn kit:
Our Apartment Barn Expertise
We work with some of the best suppliers of equestrian equipment in the country to provide you with a horse barn that looks luxurious, while featuring a number of safety measures to keep your horses happy and healthy. When planning the design of your horse barn, we encourage you to consider the upgrades available through our partners so you can make the most of your equestrian facility.
BUILDING YOUR CUSTOM WORKSHOP
Our clients are some of the most creative and innovative people we know, which means they need a customized workspace tailored to their unique interests. That’s why we design custom workshops that give them the ability to exercise their passions without limitation. This includes designing workshops with RV garage bays or removing posts to maximize open space. If you’re looking to build a custom workshop with unique capabilities, look no further than an apartment barn kit from DC Structures.
THE BENEFITS OF LIVING ABOVE YOUR HORSES
Many horse owners are choosing to invest in apartment barns for a variety of sensible reasons. A horse barn with living quarters offers a practical and economical solution to the alternative of building separate structures. With an apartment barn, horse owners have immediate access to their horses in the case of an emergency, and the comfort and convenience of being a few steps away from their equine friends. Additionally, an apartment barn gives you the ability to relax in a living space of your own, while being able to provide your horses with the best care possible.
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APARTMENT BARN KITS FOR FAMILY & FINANCIAL GAIN
The rise of co-living spaces and residences in recent years has inspired many Americans to start renting out rooms in their homes for the purpose of making passive income off their property. This article details the advantages of apartment barns in the age of staggering student loans and how our kits can be a source of alternative income for willing homeowners.
THE OAKRIDGE BARN KIT: A POPULAR & FLEXIBLE DESIGN
The Oakridge is our most popular apartment barn kit with a dynamic yet durable design that can be customized in any number of ways. This blog post outlines how our clients personalized their Oakridge and what makes this particular apartment barn kit a favorite among clients.
ECO TIPS: SUSTAINABLE BARN DESIGN
At DC Structures, we greatly value our contribution to the environment and pride ourselves on adopting sustainable practices in our approach to building design. This article discusses our design process and the steps we take ensure our buildings meet the specifications of our eco-conscious clients.