In the last few years, savvy homeowners have developed innovative ways to make prefabricated metal buildings comfortable enough to settle down into for life. These rural homes we’ve come to know and love are called barndominiums. They may not offer a ton of visual pop from the exterior, but it’s amazing how stylish and livable they can be.
The trend hit an inflection point a couple of years ago, when Chip and Joanna Gaines renovated one in Waco on “Fixer Upper.” When it landed on the market later for $1.2 million, it put a posh public face on prefab steel.
We found nine beautiful barndominiums for sale across the Lone Star State. Open the barn door and have a look!
Club Lake barndominium: Sitting on nearly 9 acres near Club Lake, this 2,100-square-foot structure includes a two-bedroom home with stained concrete floors and 9-foot ceilings. Under the same roof, there’s a 1,000-square-foot workshop and two-car garage with roll-up doors. For aspiring farmers, the property also includes a chicken coop and loafing shed. Best of all? Electric bills at this barn are low, thanks to the solar panels on the roof.
Off the beaten path barndominium: Situated on more than 6 lush acres with its own 320-feet-deep well, the building houses a one-bedroom residence with custom cabinetry, stained concrete floors, and a large upstairs storage space. The adjoining metal workshop also has its own bathroom. The listing adds that the property, which is described as being “off the beaten path,” could be expanded by purchasing the adjoining 3 acres.
Big family barndominium: Built in 2015, this barndominum on 21 acres is meant for big family living. You’ll find three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and more than 2,000 square feet of cozy comfort. And it doesn’t skimp on creature comforts, highlighted by a custom bath and a walk-in closet off the main bedroom. Thanks to huge front and back porches, there’s plenty of room for an extended family.
Safety-first barndominium: Secured with an entrance with an automatic gate and a master closet that doubles as a safe room, this place is ideal for a buyer who desires peace of mind. Built in 2018, the two-bedroom barn sits on a fenced-in acre, complete with a large, covered front porch.
Wine fridge barndominium: Don’t let the big red barn exterior fool you. Inside is a luxury three-bedroom residence with high-end fixtures, 14-foot ceilings, custom kitchen cabinetry, a granite island, and wine fridge. The large, attached shop has LED lighting, two large utility doors, and french doors, and has been insulated with spray foam for soundproofing.
Country living barndominium: Sitting on almost 19 acres, this property offers plenty of outdoor country fun, including a pecan orchard, a pond, and a backyard designed for dirt bikes and hunters. The property also includes RV hookups and its own well and septic tank. The three-bedroom residence was built in 2016, and features a separate laundry room and pantry. The attached shop is a huge 65 feet by 45 feet, with electric doors.
Barndominium estate: Built in 2014, this place sits on just under 22 wooded acres near the Red River. The two-story main house includes wood floors, suspension stairs, a stone fireplace, and a gourmet kitchen with large pantry. There’s also an additional smaller one-bedroom barndominium with its own living and kitchen areas, making this an ideal family retreat.
Best-of-both-worlds barndominium: Close to downtown, yet situated on its own sprawling 7 acres, this barn is the perfect mix of country and city living. Built in 2013, the two-bedroom home includes upgrades like a dreamy kitchen with granite counters and a six-burner gas range. The master suite has a custom tile walk-in shower and clawfoot soaking tub. Entertain guests and soak in the sunshine on the home’s large covered patio, or simply take a few steps to work in the adjacent shop.
Modern loft barndominium: Recently finished and sitting on 10 scenic acres just outside Abilene, this ultramodern take is more Soho loft than rustic retreat. Take in the rugged beauty of the surrounding land from the home’s back porch, while you contemplate building a larger dream home or purchasing the additional 50 acres also available. The only limit of this property is a buyer’s imagination.
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Source: Housing Trends Feed