First look at the Texas Barndominium in Hemphill and you’d know it’s a great place for relaxing. Built on a hillside, expect breathtaking views from up the spacious open-air balcony, and even from inside through the glass windows.
Wooden trusses, posts, balustrade, and staircase give the facade a natural look against metal walls. The house is built on a concrete slab while the porch is on pier and beams, decoratively wrapped with metal wainscot. The living space is 2400 sq ft but you’ll never believe how many people can comfortably sleep in.
The high ceiling makes the interior look very spacious and airy, with all the natural light from the clerestory window in the kitchen, and the huge glass windows and door keeping the living room and kitchen areas very bright. Everything on the inside including furniture is kept simple and minimal- completed with gray and natural brown wood color schemes.
The metal ceiling creates a neat look. With 3” insulation under the roof and then 8” blown between roof and ceiling, it should be enough to keep indoors warm or cool. Lots of people come over and a concrete floor is definitely a more practical choice. It matches any interior furnishing and schemes. Also sturdy, easy to clean, and costs less.
The living room and kitchen are joined in a small open-concept space. A couch set and a small fireplace are in the living room and the kitchen simply has a center island, the cooking area complete with appliances, and a pantry on the corner. The island lights are also decorative ornaments that keep the simplicity of the kitchen.
The Hemphill Texas Barndominium has 4 bedrooms, and two of those are bunkrooms. The house can comfortably accommodate 15 people. These bedrooms are cozy, with less furniture making the space not so crowded for occupants.
Color schemes are mostly neutral in gray and blue, with the natural touch of wood for the headboard and the closet doors. Carpets also make the room feel cozier and warmer. The curtains are great accents to break the all-white color of the bedroom walls.
The 2 bathrooms have good enough space for a sink, toilet, and shower. Adorning the shiplap walls by the sink (which is gorgeous by itself) are beautiful pieces of vanity mirrors. The bathrooms are also accented by really nice carpets and matching shower curtains. In addition, the lighting fixtures also give a bit of a luxurious look together with the vanity mirrors and carpets. There are also storage areas below the sink, and the white cabinets keep the simple and neat look of the bathrooms.
Seeing this part of the Hemphill Texas Barndominium and we already have an idea of where the people in the house might be most of the time. The balcony is such a relaxing place. open-air and a beautiful view. There’s not a time of the day you’d want to miss this scene. And with it being spacious, it’s the perfect place for everyone to gather for a barbecue, or grill the fresh catch. It’s a great bonding space.
With a view such as this, there is nothing more important than relaxing and totally just enjoying the moment with family and guests any time of the day. What’s great is that space is definitely prioritized in building the house so it can make room even if lots of people come over. The more, the merrier as they say. Another interesting thing to know is that the owner built this home himself so “there were a lot of things done outside the normal building package”.
This beautiful home gives a lot of inspiration to others who plan to build theirs on how flexible a barndominium could be, depending on your lifestyle and needs. The Barndominiums Made Easy Program is a great resource for help and inspiration from planning to moving into your barndominium.
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She is the former executive editor of BarndominiumLife.com and loves working with the team and members of the barndominium community. She now contributes to the blog on occasion, but only when she feels like it!