Moss Beach Clerestory Barn

Moss Beach, CA1,456 Sq. Ft.

Project Summary:

This eye-catching custom workshop in Moss Beach, California, is fashioned from a Brightwood Clerestory Barn Kit. A striking combination of HardiePanel vertical fiber cement siding, select-grade cedar trim and fascia, and a classic red-and-white paint scheme make this barn ‘pop!’ This structure is primarily used as a workshop and storage barn, with plenty of heavy-duty barn doors to provide access for vehicles and equipment. A cozy second-story loft serves as a private home office.

General Overview:

36′ x 36′ BRIGHTWOOD:

  • 1,456 SQ. FT.
  • Workshop – 1,150 SQ. FT.
  • Storage – 133 SQ. FT.
  • Office Loft – 173 SQ. FT.


  • 5/12 & 4/12 Roof Pitch
  • 25′ 9″ Ridge Height
  • (6) 4′ x 4′ Clerestory Windows
  • (10) Heavy Timber Knee Braces


  • (2) 6′ x 9′ Sliding Barn Doors
  • (1) Set 12′ x 9′ Sliding Barn Doors
  • (1) 4′ x 7′ Dutch Door
  • (1) Man Door

Custom Features:

This highly efficient workshop in Moss Beach, California, boasts several custom features in and outside the barn. This structure keeps a similar layout to our Brightwood Clerestory Barn Kit, save for the 144 sq. ft. loft we designed inside the space. Our team carved out an L-shaped staircase toward the back of the structure, with a cantilevered deck leading into the loft area. Hardie Panel board and batten siding in a red and white color scheme and Classic Equine breezeway doors with quad glass inserts give the exterior a classic barn appearance. Something unique about this barn is that our client opted to leave their framing and wall components fully exposed inside the space, creating a DIY-style interior that looks and feels like a personal workshop. With its clerestory windows, exposed heavy timber elements, and vibrant exterior, this structure makes the perfect set-up for a workshop and office space.

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