This Oklahoma Barndominium, with a large shop, above-ground pool, and all-over rustic charm, makes a beautiful rural escape on the shores of Lake Altus/Lugert.
Today’s featured home on BarndominiumLife.com is the picturesque BoDark Ridge in the Quartz Mountain State Park, Oklahoma. This beautiful colony-green-walled Oklahoma barndominium covers approx. 2700 square feet right next to the serene Lake Altus/Lugert, and has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Stand-out features include an outdoor bar house, pool, wrap-around porch, and a range of other functional and fashionable comforts that make it perfect as both a vacation home and permanent residence.
The exterior of this home exudes the peaceful, rural beauty that barndominiums are all about. The colony green walls and copper roof immediately strikes any visitor with a quaint, wholesome, and quintessentially southern spirit of the place. A long, sweeping drive leads past the home’s rustic windpump and up to the grand wrap-around deck which rises a good height out of the ground, giving the place an initial sense of abundant luxury which grows as you explore the backyard.
This home’s main outdoor highlight is a steel-framed above-ground pool surrounded by wooden decking, just a few steps away from the house for daily use. A walk-out pier goes over a small pond, and leads up to a bar house made from an old grain silo, perfect for hosting guests and winding down on warm summer evenings. There’s also a 20 x 52 carport with a side door leading straight into the home, and ample uncovered parking space for several more vehicles.
We love the rustic, rural charm of this home’s interior. The sizable, open living area is situated just off from the dining area, which has ample space for entertaining guests. Dusty-red acrylic flooring throughout the interior, combined with exposed timbers and a multi-layered wood wall feature, make for a cozy, welcoming atmosphere great for chilled-out evenings during the colder months.
Opposite the dining area, the wood-paneled wall features a TV nook surrounded by tall timber shelving, perfect to fill with pictures, ornaments, lighting, and other things to help make a house a home. A steel spiral staircase leads up to the second-level loft, with an open landing just outside the hallway door, adding to the airy and free feeling that characterizes the whole ground floor.
Kitchen and Dining Area
This Oklahoma barndominium’s kitchen carries on with the open, social character of the home, with a kitchen island serving as a breakfast bar and the main dining table just behind it. The island and the surrounding counters have gorgeous marble-top work surfaces, which offer a beautiful complement to the simple white cabinets and classic black-and-white tiling. A gas stove sits in the center of the main counters, and an under-counter slot provides space for a dishwasher.
The expansive dining area has plenty of space to play with. It features a large main dining table for family meals and is just off the kitchen for easy serving. A smaller, square table sits in a nook coming off a corner of the kitchen, surrounded on three sides by windows which look out on the pretty rural flatlands where the home is based. With idyllic views every way you look, this cozy area is ideal for taking meals with smaller groups of family and friends, or spending a lazy afternoon with a deck of cards or a board game.
This Oklahoma barndominium’s bathrooms keep the home’s rustic charm alive, with exposed timbers playing beautifully off the cream-coloured walls, and grand, round mirrors with wooden trims illuminated by three-bulb vanity lights with shades reminiscent of seashells. Though compact, the charming layout of the bathrooms has certainly made the most of the available space. We thought the clawfoot bathtub in one corner was a particularly nice touch. These tubs are something you simply don’t see enough of in suburban homes, let alone in new barndominiums!
The home’s bedrooms have ample space for at least a double bed in each, and are currently host to some timeless western-style decor that’s sure to make each room feel like coming home, even if you’re only there for a couple of weeks in the summer! The vinyl flooring in each bedroom is identical to the ground floor’s but can be personalized with rugs to make the space that much more homier. Tall windows promise beautiful sunrises and sunsets depending on which side of the hall you’re on, and let you take in the bucolic vistas at any hour of the day!
It’s not often that the shop is the highlight of a barndominium, but this one really stands out! It’s 30x50x14 ft with a 15×50 lean-to with enough space to park an RV, and an enclosed room that was used as a living space while the rest of the property was under construction, perfect for use as an apartment, studio, or office. The shop also has a laundry room area with a washer and dryer setup, and an additional bathroom! A 8×20 shipping container (great for storing ATVs for the trails leading off the property) stands near the shop, along with a detached carport which can be used to store a decent-sized boat.
This Oklahoma barndominium promises a unique marriage of the old and the new, with decor and features perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy all the benefits of a new barndominium with a distinct rustic charm that will help you feel at home.
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