Some friends of ours still feel pretty good about their new barndominium floor plans with shop — featured here with full description and superb front elevation drawings looking like the Kentucky Derby Grandstand.
They now estimate that their design will be built and ready for move-in sometime in late 2022, given unstable world health concerns and their currently hectic lifestyles .
That’s okay. They’ve still got a ton of planning to do.
One constant in their search for the perfect floor plan has been the need for a fair size shop area in which they can park their gently used but still comfortable fifth wheel RV — their home inside a home — where they will live while finishing out their actual living space.
In a year or two, they’ll contentedly live there until the barndo interior is done. And right now, there’s no timetable. Everything will flow from their selection of first, land, and second, floor plan.
They want a shop / living quarters combination
They have been thinking how cool it would be to have a big shop area under the same roof as their 3- or 4-bedroom living quarters. So they set about searching:
- What do the best large barndominium shop plans with living quarters look like?
- Ideally, they are between 30×60 and 40×60 feet long, although there are a few arena-size plans that are as large as 50×100.
- These are typically 3 or 4 bedroom barndos with either a shop, garage, or stables under the same roof.
Here’s what we found at Barndominium Floor Plans.com:
Levi 40′ x 50′ – 4 bedroom – 2 bathroom (2,000 sq ft)
“The Levi is a spacious 2000 square foot floor plan. The master suite has a dreamy 5-piece bathroom. The laundry/mud room could have a counter for folding laundry or a bench and hooks. The kitchen features a walk-in pantry and a giant island that could have seating or a vegetable sink or both!
“The shop would be ideal for dual garage doors allowing pull through RV, boat, or trailer storage. Customize the door sizes and locations to accommodate your usage.”
Hazel 50′ x 50′ – 4 bedroom – 2 bathroom (2,500 sq ft)
The Hazel floor plan is magnificently sized at 2500 square feet. The bedrooms are all generously sized. Panoramic bi-folding doors could open the dining room to the optional porch providing an amazing entertaining space.
If a half bath off the shop would be handy, please check out the Blaze floor plan which is identical but offers an additional half bath.
The Genevieve floor plan is an example of barndominium with a separate garage structure. In this case the two buildings are connected. You could have a breeze way between them.
Bedroom 2 would make a nice office.
Or it could be combined with the Master Suite to have a larger master bedroom or to use the space to have a larger closet and master bathroom.
This would allow you to moved Bedroom 3 down to the corner where the current closet is and moving the bathroom between the two bedrooms while enlarging them.
Beulah 50′ x 60′ – 3 bedroom – 3 bathroom Plus Loft (3,000 sq ft)
The Beulah plan is a 2 story barndominium whith 3,000 sq. ft of living space has 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms plus an Office and a loft.
It has a 200 sq. ft. mud/laundry room.
The Master Suite has his and hers closets and a 5 piece bath.
The loft has space for another room or could be used as a rec room or media room. The loft could be left off for a much shorter home.
The Isabella floor plan offers 3250 square feet of living space with two covered porches that run the length of the building.
The dream master suite has it’s own hot water heater and his & her walk-in closets. It connects to a bonus room that can be used as a sitting room, library, or home theater.
Bedrooms 4 and 5 share a Jack & Jill bathroom with dual sinks.
Warm up on cold winter nights with the fireplace in the living room; gas or wood, your choice.
If you’d prefer a 5th bedroom instead of a bonus room, have a look at the Wyatt.
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