Barn Home Kit
This home design features the comforts of home inside a rustic barn-style frame.
A monitor-style family barn home.
The Hawthorne barn home kit boasts a family-friendly design that includes three bedrooms an two-and-a-half bathrooms. This sweeping home’s open-concept living and dining area, as well as its 432 sq. ft. covered porch, are great for entertaining. Upstairs, kids can have free reign with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom, while parents can enjoy the seclusion of the ground-floor master bedroom.
Designed using the durable method of post-and-beam construction, this barn home is built to last for generations to come. Pacific Northwest cedar siding and select-grade Douglas fir posts and beams add a timber frame feel, while the cupola and raised center aisle call to mind a classic American barn. Knotty alder exterior doors and heavy timber accents add to the high-end rustic aesthetic.
Our barn home packages come with all the bells and whistles.
“I'm not that easy to please, but I can tell you DC structures not only met but exceeded my expectations.”
“Our animals are around us constantly; we are able to have our dogs, horses and cats in one location so we don’t have to be commuting to take care of them.”
“We've lived on this property for 22 years and it’s a wonderful piece of property with spectacular views. The barn looks like it should have always been here.”
The Hawthorne barn home can be rearranged to suit your tastes
Fun for the whole family.
This example floor plan features a family-friendly three-bedroom design with an open-concept living and dining area. A large master with a private bathroom sits on the ground floor, while two bedrooms and a shared bathroom upstairs are perfect for kids or guests. Everyone can enjoy the large common areas and sweeping covered porch.
The Hawthorne barn home is a flexible design that can be modified and adapted to suit your specific lifestyle needs.
The standard offering for all of our barn homes, cedar board and batten siding is a beautiful, rustic, long-lasting siding choice featuring vertical 1” x 10” visual grade, tight knot western red cedar board and 1” x 3” battens, planed smooth on one side and both edges.
A standard offering for all of our horse barns, and a frequent upgrade for interior wall and ceiling coverings on our barns and homes, we only source the finest select grade 2” x 6” Douglas fir from the Pacific Northwest. Douglas fir takes a finish well and can be matched with a variety of vibrant stain colors.
An optional upgrade from our standard Douglas fir tongue and groove offering, western red cedar is known for its rich color, straight grain, and its natural resistance to the elements, a good match for those looking for a natural but durable wood aesthetic.
The latest development in wood siding, DC Barnwood is brand new cedar siding that has been treated to resemble reclaimed barn wood. Less expensive than authentic reclaimed wood and much easier to obtain in large quantities, DC Barnwood is available in over a dozen colors and is designed to age naturally without maintenance.
This fiber cement siding product designed to imitate classic board and batten siding is more fire resistant than wood and requires much less maintenance. Available in four textures including stucco, HardiePanel products come with a 30-year transferable warranty.
This fiber cement siding product designed to imitate wood lap siding is the most popular brand of siding in America. Available in over a dozen colorful finishes or primed for paint, HardiePlank is among the strongest and best performing siding types on the market.
Add dormers to your structure to increase natural light, maximize headroom, and customize the exterior profile of your barn home. Simple gable dormers come in a number of sizes, ranging from 4′ to 12′.
A Nantucket dormer is essentially two or more gable dormers connected by a shed dormer. Nantucket dormers provide all the same benefits as a shed dormer with the additional aesthetic impact created by the gables.
A shed dormer can greatly increase the amount of quality headroom in your barn by raising the wall height over a greater area, up to the entire length of your structure. Consider adding a wall of windows to your shed dormer to improve your view and maximize natural light.
Our window cupola is a popular upgrade for our barn homes. This cedar cupola measures up at 36” x 36” with a 9/12 pitch and comes with four fixed Andersen 100 series windows, cedar trim, window tape, and flashing.
Our basic barn cupola comes standard with our Columbia, Powell, and Pendleton series. This cedar cupola measures up at 36” x 36” with a 9/12 pitch and comes with cedar louvers.
Staircase material comes standard with the Oakridge series and is included with loft upgrades in the Columbia and Powell product lines.
Make your stairs an architectural feature with a heavy timber upgrade.
The 6’ x 12’ deck is a popular option on our Oakridge, Columbia and Powell product lines. The deck is cantilevered, removing the need for additional support posts, and comes with a sturdy cedar handrail.
Looking for more outdoor living space for grilling, enjoying the warm summer evenings, and entertaining friends and family? Upgrade to a larger deck with Douglas fir support posts. Available sizes include 12 ‘ x 12’, 12’ x 36’, and 24’ x 36’.
Enjoy your outdoor living space in any weather with a custom deck cover that will keep your deck dry all year round. A deck cover is a natural extension of your roof supported by Douglas fir posts, available with or without a beautiful custom timber truss.
Our exterior door upgrade is a two-panel stile and rail Knotty Alder door with six clear glass windows. This door with v-grooved raised panels is 1 3/4” thick and comes with a bronze adjustable sill and residential hinges with a brushed nickel finish.
Our standard exterior door is a two-panel stile and rail door made from Knotty Alder from the Pacific Northwest. This door with v-grooved raised panels is 1 3/4” thick and comes with a bronze adjustable sill and residential hinges with a brushed nickel finish.
Our standard interior tack room door is another classic two-panel Knotty Alder door, but slightly less bulky than our exterior door with a 1 3/8” thickness.
Our standard patio door has one panel that glides horizontally and one stationary panel, with no swinging doors to interfere with your patio or living space. The sustainable Fibrex composite material is twice as strong and rigid as vinyl and never needs painting.
The 400 series hinged patio door is made from attractive wood with a vinyl exterior to resist water and seal out the elements. These swinging doors open wide to make a dramatic statement and provide superior airflow on a warm day.
The 400 series gliding patio door is made from wood with a vinyl exterior that looks attractive inside and out. Like our 100 series door, this door has one gliding panel and one stationary panel for a more efficient use of space.
Our entry-level Dutch door is a beautiful 48” x 88” steel framed, powder coated door made by Classic Equine. Wood-framed doors are prone to warping and falling out of alignment, but these solid welded and pre-hung doors will never falter. Each Dutch door comes with select grade Douglas fir tongue and groove wood fill, interior latches, and exterior magnetic hold backs. This door is extremely horse safe, with no protruding parts inside the door where your horse could catch a halter.
Upgrade your Classic Equine Dutch door with stately crossbucks, or replace the top panel with a metal grill for superior ventilation.
Our standard Classic Equine barn end doors are steel-framed and powder coated for maximum strength and durability. Each set of doors comes with a slider door track package, guides, and select grade Douglas fir tongue and groove wood fill.
Upgrade your breezeway doors with one or two sets of crossbucks, or glass panels for a high-end look.
Our standard door lock, the Schlage Camelot Handleset with Accent Lever, is perfect for use on exterior front doors. This lock has a charming style and has been tested for durability and strength. The Schlage Camelot features easy installation, is ADA compliant, and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Our standard door handle, the Schlage Latitude Keyed Entry Lever, features a minimalistic design to match any décor. The lever unlocks when the door is opened from the inside, allowing you to leave quickly and conveniently, and re-enter easily. This handle comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Our standard windows are the high-quality but budget-friendly Andersen 100 Series, engineered with Fibrex composite material for durability, sustainability, and energy-efficiency. These windows are twice as strong as vinyl and provide low maintenance exteriors with clean corners for a refined look.
The Andersen 400 Series windows are made of wood to create a warm, luxurious interior feel, with a vinyl exterior to resist water and seal out the elements. With years of engineering and craftsmanship to build on, these windows are designed to live up to your high standards.
The Andersen A-Series is the best performing and most energy efficient window series in the Andersen collection. This elite line of windows features a wood interior and a fiberglass, Fibrex and Perma-Shield® exterior. With tons of colors, shapes, sizes and wood species to choose from, you’ll have total freedom to customize the home or barn of your dreams.
Somewhere between a standard kit design and a custom build, our Flex Design option enables you to make structural adjustments that honor your vision more fully. This includes fundamental changes to the building such as height or width, removal of posts, changes to roof pitch and custom upgrades like a deck or covered porch—all for less than a custom build!
Each of our kits has been predesigned to a certain sidewall height. But when our clients want to use their kits for the storage of large recreational vehicles or commercial equipment that exceed our standard building height, we can raise the second level of your building to meet your needs.
Most of our post and beam buildings are designed on a grid with a structural post every 12’. This system takes advantage of the standard lengths of dimensional lumber to maximize the efficiency of your building and reduce waste. Some clients prefer a floor plan with an atypical building width requiring larger or smaller spans between posts. These changes can be accommodated with a custom structural upgrade.
The post and beam building system relies on structural posts that eliminate any load-bearing walls, allowing our clients to design highly customized floor plans. However, some clients may want to remove one or more structural posts to create larger open spaces. These changes can usually be accommodated with a custom structural upgrade that increases the size of other posts, beams, and connection hardware to compensate for the missing posts.
At DC Structures, we pride ourselves on offering our clients the ability to make more customizations than any other building kit company. True customization means more than giving you some of the best windows, doors, equestrian equipment and building materials to choose from, it also means allowing you to make certain structural modifications to your building.
Our kits are shipped from the Pacific Northwest to their final destination via flatbed truck. A unique shipping quote is created for each client, based on the size of their building kit and the location of their construction site. Live outside the lower 48? No problem! We can create a custom shipping quote and send your kit anywhere in the world.
Please speak with one of our design specialists about our warranty.
Our sturdy buildings are pre-engineered to meet a standard set of criteria that will meet county regulations almost anywhere. However, if you live in an area with unusually stringent codes, particularly at high elevations, our standard building kit may not be sufficient. DC Structures can accommodate these loads by making changes to your kit, usually by increasing the size of structural posts and beams.
Our building kits with second story living options are designed with a simple floor system using 2” floor joists, but we recommend that many of our clients upgrade to an open web floor truss system. This truss system means you’ll never have to drill a hole through a joist to install plumbing, electrical, or HVAC systems.
If you love the heavy timber look, ask your design specialist about a heavy timber framing upgrade to the loft or roof of your building kit to create a more rustic and handcrafted aesthetic.
Our clients have a number of options to consider when planning the construction of their building kit: