“Barndominiums,” part utility building and part residence, are an unusual breed of home. Usually built from prefabricated steel structures and tricked out inside to create a cozy living space, barndominiums were once almost exclusively found in Texas.
But like Dr Pepper and Matthew McConaughey, it was only a matter of time before these rustic retreats caught fire outside the Lone Star State.
Often plopped on sprawling parcels of land, these country homes are made out of barns, prefabricated pole barns, or buildings intended to be workshops. The industrial interiors are then converted into chic homes.
Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” recently transformed a barn once used for horses into a design-forward, comfortable space anyone would love.
And why not? Steel buildings are cheap and convenient and, once converted, can be surprisingly stylish. Making them even more attractive for many buyers, barndominiums also offer a seamless way to work and live in the same spot.
To prove the point, here are 10 barndominiums for sale right now. While four of the properties on the list are in Texas, the others are scattered across other states—a sign the barndominium trend is spreading out across the land.
Price: $398,900 Amarillo acreage: Sitting on just over 7 acres on a corner lot, this barndominium exudes modern farmhouse flair inside. Built in 2018, the 2,000-square-foot interior includes three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. You’ll also find 14-foot ceilings, an en suite main bedroom with walk-in shower, and a wine fridge. The attached shop includes LED lighting, and two large roll-up doors and RV hookups allow room for plenty of visitors.
Price: $330,000 Wonder in the woods: This beautiful home comes with 77 acres of rolling woods close to Lake Michigan, Portage Lake, and Crystal Mountain. Built in 2018, it includes a great room, kitchen, and two bedrooms. The garage has two massive doors, a mechanical room, and a storage room.
Price: $287,500 Forest fairy tale: Perched atop Haynes Canyon, this home sits on more than 5 unrestricted acres with views of the forest around it and the white sands below. The interiors feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, gorgeous wood ceilings, and custom cabinets.
High Rolls Mountain Park, NM
Price: $349,900 Ponds and parks: Built in 2003 and sitting on nearly 8 acres, this structure offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 3,000 square feet of living space. The surrounding area includes mature trees, stocked ponds, a covered porch, and rock patio. Inside, there’s a large master bedroom with new walk-in shower, a kitchen with island breakfast bar, two offices, and two laundry rooms.
Fort Smith, AR
Price: $369,000 Private and protected: At 1,200 square feet, this home is petite for a barndominium. It would make a great starter home or a fantastic getaway for empty nesters. The home’s equipped with a central AC unit and a security system.The gated 12.5-acre lot has a parklike setting, no land restrictions, and a water well that’s more than 400 feet deep.
Price: $579,000 New in Nine Mile Falls: This new, two-story structure sits on nearly 10 acres and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in a roomy 3,300 square feet of living space. Highlights inside include 12-foot ceilings, a large kitchen with island, and an oversize main suite with two walk-in closets. A 2,300-square-foot attached garage has two big doors and plenty of room for cars or a workshop.
Nine Mile Falls, WA
Price: $294,000 Comfort in Cleveland: Sitting on a fenced and gated 2 acres, this barndominium was built in 2017 and includes custom cabinets, a large kitchen with island, Silestone quartz counters, and stained concrete floors. It comes with a workshop with water and electricity.
Price: $1,295,000 Smithville stunner: Sitting on 60 acres, this property includes a one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot living area; a stable with tack room; a building used as a wood shop for building furniture; and a fourth building used for hay storage.
Price: $450,000 Horse farm: Horses on bottom, you on top? Beautiful vistas surround this 10-acre property, which includes a sand pen, lighted arena, six-stall barn, four established pastures, and tack room, which could also be used as office space. The 2,100-square-foot living space was built in 1999 and includes four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
Price: $379,000 Rustic ranch: This barndominium was built in 2008 and sits on 17 gated acres. The three-bedroom, 2,250-square-foot residence comes with a metal workshop. On the property are horse stalls and a pond. Currently, the property is being used as a primary residence and horse ranch for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
North Zulch, TX
Source: Housing Trends Feed