Today’s featured home is a quirky Chico Texas barndominium created by HL Custom Homes for the Batton family. Combining both traditional and modern elements, this small town home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large open plan living area, and an adjoining garage.
Chico Texas Barndominium
Nestled on the edge of Chico, just over an hour from Dallas, this rustic barndominium offers the best of both worlds. Surrounded by trees and open fields, it’s in the perfect location for those seeking a quiet country escape, while providing easy access to nearby transport links.
Inspired by the woodwork of classic American barns, the board and batten siding on this property’s exterior is one of its standout features. The layered, 3D effect of the steel panels adds texture for a bucolic finish. Meanwhile, the light-colored paintwork gives a more contemporary feel and helps to reflect heat to keep the interior cool in summer.
In addition, the vertical paneling and angular roof gables draw the eye upwards to create the illusion of more height.
The front porch of this barndominium is arguably the most eye-catching part of the house. The lower part of the walls is clad with mosaic-style stonework in a mix of grey hues. This creates a striking contrast against the sleek, neutral siding to add character and charm.
The porch also has four timber pillars with exposed knots and wood grain for a rustic look. These cleverly tie the property into the surrounding tree-lined landscape. Plus, just like the stonework, the dark-stained wood breaks up the single-color walls and ups the curb appeal.
To complement the porch pillars, the double doors in the entranceway are also made out of beautiful, natural timber. The top of the doors contains glass panels with vintage bar details. These panes allow in light and provide a view over the sloping garden from the living area.
At the side of the house, in front of the main bedroom and bathroom, there is a garage/ workshop accessed by a gravel driveway. The large roller door is paneled to suit the rest of the house’s design and the area in front of the garage is fully paved with ample space for two vehicles. Above the garage, there is also a loft area that provides additional storage.
Just like at the front of the property, the timber pillars continue at the back. However, the rear porch is much larger and more secluded thanks to a wraparound of trees on the side of this Texas barndo. This makes it great for al fresco meals and family BBQs on warm evenings.
The back patio extends out onto the lawn, so there is the option to position garden chairs and tables in the sun. Alternatively, the open, geometric gable end provides shade from the sun and protection from the rain. It even has ceiling lights installed for nighttime gatherings.
Another unmissable highlight of the rear porch is the outdoor fireplace and chimney, clad with stunning mosaic-inspired stonework to match the front of the house. The fireplace faces inwards toward the sheltered porch, making it ideal for when temperatures cool in fall.
Open Plan Living Area
When entering this Chico barndominium through the double doors at the front, you almost immediately step into the main living area. This sizeable open-plan space boasts solid wood floors and a dark brown ceiling fan and a light combo. These elements continue throughout the property, contributing to its spacious feel and helping to keep the barndo cool, respectively.
In addition, there are recessed spotlights and a mock wooden beam that ties into the dark brown cooker hood and kitchen island located just off the lounge/ dining area.
At the back, there is a set of French patio doors leading out onto the rear porch, alongside two large windows which let natural light flood in. You’ll also spot alcoves at either end of the room leading off to the bedrooms, bathrooms, and utility room.
The barndominium kitchen is another great example of how this property seamlessly mixes different décor styles. The white cabinetry combines classic paneled doors with contemporary black metal handles, while the dark wood kitchen island features a slick, white marble countertop.
While the kitchen isn’t huge, there is plenty of cupboard and counter space, plus room for several stainless steel appliances, including a fridge freezer, cooker, and dishwasher.
There is also a traditional farmhouse kitchen sink with an extendable faucet and two geometric light fixtures which offer a modern twist on old-school hanging candelabras.
Accessed through a door in the kitchen or by the nearby alcove, is the utility area. The white cabinetry extends into this room and provides lots of storage for laundry essentials and surplus items. There’s also a small sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The first of three bedrooms in this Chico Texas barndominium, the master bedroom, is located at the back of the house behind the garage area. The room has two windows facing the rear lawn, a door out onto the patio, and a large ensuite bathroom.
There is also a large walk-in closet just off the main sleeping area with shelves, drawers, and ample hanging space for an array of clothes and shoes.
Second, only to the living room, the master bathroom is another showstopper. The stylish monochrome theme continues here with the white tiles, bathtub, and cabinets accompanied by bold black accents and two-tone granite countertops.
Again, there is more storage space than you could ever need, along with huge mirrors that make the room look infinitely bigger and brighter.
The toilet is located in a separate room off to the side and there is also a spacious shower with a flexible hose and bench seat for days when there isn’t time to lounge in the tub.
Bedrooms 2 & 3
Despite being a relatively small barndominium, this place has another two bedrooms on the other side of the living area! Each has its own built-in closet, ceiling fan, and access to a shared bathroom via the external hallway.
While it may be more compact than the master bathroom, the second bathroom shares the same style. The first section features a vanity area with a mirror, sink, and cupboards, while the second area houses the toilet and tub with an overhead shower. What more could you need?
We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring this gorgeous board and batten-style barndominium in Chico, TX, with its distinctive décor and thoughtful details.
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