BARN HOME KITS
Barn homes have long been associated with rural farming, often calling to mind the image of rolling farmland and grazing horses, but that doesn’t mean these structures are necessarily anchored to the countryside. Thanks to a recent uptick in farmhouse-style living, barn homes are being built all over the country, with many popping up in urban areas far from green pastures. While barn homes today bear several of the rustic qualities that made them so popular decades ago, they also feature modern amenities and design elements geared toward today’s homebuyer. If you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind barn home to add to your property, our talented designers have created a line of barn home kits with flexible designs you can easily modify to match your vision. Whether you’re looking to build a custom residence or a multi-purpose apartment barn for your hobbies, our barn home kits are perfect for anyone seeking a classic heavy timber structure to call home.
What is a Barn Home Kit?
Our barn home kits are prefabricated design and materials packages that includes everything you need to assemble the frame of your structure, including Douglas fir posts and beams, exterior wall packages, highly-detailed, builder-ready blueprints, windows and doors, hardware, and so much more. Made in the reliable method of post and beam construction, our barn home kits feature premium quality Douglas fir posts and appearance-grade glulam beams that you can reach out and touch in your living space. Further, this method allows our barn home kits to stay standing for generations, so you and your family can make a lifetime’s worth of memories in your personalized barn-style residence.
BARN HOME KIT MODELS
Apartment Barn Kit
The Oakridge is our most popular barn with living quarters. The Oakridge comes with two steel-framed breezeway doors, a 12’ by 12’ deck, a cupola, dormers, and a premium door and window package.
Barn Home Kit
The Fremont is an attractive two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with an open-concept design. This stunning package includes cedar board and batten siding, a covered patio, Douglas fir stairs, a door and window package, and knotty alder exterior doors.
Barn Home Kit
The Alberta is our only gambrel-style barn home, with a classic double-pitch roof covering a three-bedroom, two-bathroom family home. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a 2,707 sq. ft. floor plan, the Alberta barn home kit features a carefully designed floor plan suited for a perfect family home.
Barn Home Kit
The Hawthorne is an inviting three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home that boasts a family-friendly design. This heavy timber home features premium quality Douglas fir posts and beams, a cupola, raised center aisle, and knotty alder exterior doors.
Barn Home Kit
The Concordia is our largest and most flexible two-story barn home kit with room for three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. This 2,718 sq. ft. structure includes ample living space, as well as a den, loft, and mud room optimized for homeowners seeking a larger home for their hobbies.
Barn Home Kit
The Stillwater is an ultra-modern barn home based on a popular custom project we designed for our clients in Oklahoma. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the interior with natural light, while giving this structure its unique and innovative exterior.
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White Salmon, Washington
White Salmon Barn Home
Modified from our Oakridge 60’ Apartment Barn Kit, this barn-style residence in White Salmon, Washington is a perfect example of the versatility of our prefabricated building kits. This beautiful three-bedroom home underwent a number of structural modifications to include a heavy-duty garage and workshop on the main level and a large great room with exposed heavy timbers upstairs.
MONTANA BARN HOME
This highly personalized barn-style home in southwestern Montana started as an Oakridge 48’ Apartment Barn Kit. The length was extended by 52’ to accommodate a three-bedroom floor plan and a 1,572 sq. ft. heavy timber workshop on the main level.
CENTRAL OREGON BARN HOME
Adapted from our Shasta 60’ RV Barn Kit, this multi-purpose residence in Bend, Oregon makes year-round adventuring possible. Our clients can easily store their recreational vehicle on the main level, while enjoying a luxurious two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a 600 sq. ft. covered deck on the second story.
WASHINGTON FREMONT BARN HOME
This barn home design in Manson, Washington was modified from our Fremont Barn Home Kit to create a single-story floor plan with soaring vaulted ceilings. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home includes an open-concept living area, a master bedroom with a large en suite bathroom and walk-in closet, and two covered patios for optimal entertaining.
MICHIGAN BARN HOME
This barn-style workshop and hunting cabin with living quarters in Michigan is an entertainer’s dream. Upstairs, you’ll find a wet bar, gaming area and custom bunk area perfect for hosting friends and family. The main level includes a heavy-duty garage with five garage doors so our clients can easily access their hunting equipment and vehicles anytime of the year.
CALIFORNIA BARN HOME
Based on our Hawthorne Barn Home Kit, this barn-style home in Fallbrook, California features a reimagined downstairs floor plan with a fully enclosed front porch. Once completed, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home will also include a private entry to the ground floor master suite.
Why DC Structures?
At DC Structures, we’re known for producing America’s best and most complete line of pre-engineered post and beam and timber frame building kits. Our team has decades of experience in designing and building some of the most beautiful barn homes in the nation using state-of-the-art design software and time-tested construction techniques. Far from ordinary, our barn home kits feature highly customizable blueprints that allow you to tailor your building design to reflect your individual style and taste. No matter your vision, we’re committed to bringing your dream structure to life by providing you with the highest quality materials package in the industry with the most flexible design plans on the market.
All of our barn home kits feature a design tailored to meet the needs of every client, whether it be parents seeking a family-friendly home or creative hobbyists in need of a multi-purpose structure. Designed in the reliable method of post and beam construction, our barn home kits are framed with beautiful select grade Douglas fir posts and glulam beams sourced from the Pacific Northwest. These heavy timbers make it possible for each structure to boast vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, so you can enjoy a wide-open interior with gorgeous rustic accents that add value and interest to your property.
Our commitment to quality starts with the materials we choose to include in our barn home kits. While our barn home kits drastically range in style and size, each kit comes standard with the best building materials for your project, including cedar board and batten siding throughout the exterior and a premium window package from Andersen™. Depending on your needs, we offer a wide selection of available options and upgrades so you can personalize your structure according to your vision.
OPTIONS & UPGRADES
Our relationships with some of America’s top-rated suppliers of windows, doors, and equestrian equipment allow us to offer hundreds of high-quality options and upgrades in addition to our standard selections. With our flexible design capabilities, you can easily make any number of structural changes to your barn home kit, such as raising the building height or removing one or more structural posts to create a larger interior space. Additionally, if you’re seeking a bigger residence than our largest kit model, you can easily expand the size of the structure to better suit your needs. Whatever you envision for your residence, our endless options and upgrades are available to help you design a barn home that best suits your lifestyle.
Our kit selection process makes it easy for you to design the barn home you always envisioned. How it works is one of our project coordinators will guide you through your design proposal to ensure your satisfaction with your complete design and materials package. Once finalized, our team of expert craftsmen will start pre-building your wood framing components in our weather-resistant facility in Oregon. We’ve discovered that this prefabrication process allows for more accurate construction and better overall quality while saving our clients thousands of dollars in construction costs. After your package has shipped, we stay on call for the duration of the project to make sure you’re satisfied with the final result and we’ve done our best to provide you with your ideal life-long residence.
The Benefits of Post and Beam Construction
Often times, people make the mistake of classifying our building kits as pole barns. The reality is that our post and beam structures differ from pole barns in a number of ways. For starters, post and beam structures are framed with high-grade heavy timbers constructed on a monolithic concrete foundation. Easily reinforced, these single-pour slabs add durability to our structures that are already made with heavy-duty materials. Pole barns, on the other hand, are made with chemically-treated posts set in concrete casings or buried in the ground. While people like pole barns for their affordability and easy assembly, these timbers are bound to rot when inserted into the ground or in a concrete casing and will likely expire after 40 years or so. Our use of untreated timbers makes it possible for our structures to stand for generations, so you can rest easy knowing your residence will last you far longer than any pole barn would.
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BARN HOME KITS: A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONALLY FRAMED HOMES
When people think of building kits, it’s likely that sustainability is not the first thing to come to mind. However, it’s true that building kits are efficient by design, considering no materials are wasted and each structure is built relatively fast in comparison to conventionally framed homes. Our pre-engineered materials packages make it possible for our clients and their contractors to quickly assemble the structure, all while reducing noise, pollution, and waste on the building site. Additionally, our structures are made to last for decades, so you can pass along your residence to your family and family’s family if you so desire.
VIRTUAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
At DC Structures, we view our clients as our partners and co-collaborators. As such, we like to provide them with all the tools needed to take control of their project from virtually anywhere. One of the tools we offer that provides this flexibility is our industry-leading virtual project management platform, which gives our clients real-time, 24/7 access to their building project including construction documents, jobsite photos, and daily progress reports. With this technology at their fingertips, our clients can easily stay updated on the progress of their build without ever having to step foot on their site or in our office.
QUALITY HEAVY TIMBERS YOU CAN COUNT ON
Being in the heart of Oregon’s thriving lumber industry gives us the advantage of providing our clients with the best heavy timbers in the industry. From Western red cedar to builder-favorite Douglas fir, our building packages are made with high-grade wood materials that ensure our structures remain strong and stable for decades. As a premier nationwide building kit company, we take our commitment to quality seriously and it all starts with providing you with the highest quality materials for your building.
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