For this featured home on Barndominium Life, we’re heading for Middle America and the town of Flanagan, Illinois. Located between Interstates 55 and 39, Flanagan manages to be at once rural and easily accessible from more suburban and urban areas, a rarity these days. Combining classic design with the barndominium aesthetic, this home is nothing short of stunning. You’ll also find four full bedrooms, three and a half baths, and more in this incredible Rustic Illinois Barndominium.
Located on 2.46 acres studded with both mature and newly planted trees, this barndo will immediately catch your eye. From the iconic red and black sheet metal to the rustic wood beams supporting the massive front and side porches and the lovely landscaping, the exterior does an amazing job of describing what you’ll find inside without over or underselling it. Pay close attention to these lovely garage doors, too – with the exception of the tall commercial garage door, they’re modern carriage house style affairs and there’s enough garage space for six cars!
Exploring the First Floor
The first floor of this rustic Illinois barndominium offers everything you need, from the stunning kitchen area and walk-in pantry to the spacious dining room, living room, and laundry room. The master bedroom is also located on the first floor and features a massive 10’ x 10’ walk-in closet with more than enough space to store all your clothing.
The entrance door drops you off in a comfortable space that immediately shows off some of the most interesting aesthetic elements in this home – acid-stained concrete floors and reclaimed wood from a barn that was scheduled for demolition. Within those eye-catching floors is a radiant heating system to help ensure your comfort throughout the winter months.
Accessible from the first floor or the exterior of the rustic Illinois barndominium is the six-car garage. It features plenty of space for whatever vehicles you might need to store, from boats to cars and everything in between. There’s also a loft space for additional storage up above, adding yet more convenience.
Even the laundry room in this Illinois barndominium continues the farmhouse look and feel with distressed wood and reclaimed items throughout.
Step from the entryway into the kitchen and you’ll find the farmhouse motif extended even further, thanks to the massive rolling pantry door. The subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances add a modern touch, but the presence of wood throughout adds warmth and reconnects you with the rustic theme of this Illinois barndominium. Genuine marble countertops can be found throughout, including on the massive central island.
First Floor Bath
Right off the dining area is the first-floor bathroom
Immediately off the kitchen is the home’s dining room. The open-concept space helps tie the two areas together and ensures that you’re able to cook and entertain at the same time. From the dining space, you can head upstairs or out onto the massive front patio of the home to enjoy the view. In the picture above you can see the creative use of reclaimed wood in the stair railing supports, as well as the rustic use of cast iron piping for the railings themselves.
The living room is accessible from the dining space and abuts the master bedroom. The high window on the far wall lets in plenty of ambient light, while the recessed lighting provides plenty of illumination if you want to curl up with a good book. The electric fireplace provides warmth and a touch of class, while the reclaimed wood support post continues the rustic look from the rest of the first floor.
The master bedroom is spacious and flat-out gorgeous. Twin windows flank the bed and provide views behind the home. A farmhouse-style fan keeps the air moving and another hanging door offers access to the spacious master bathroom.
With closets like this, there is no shortage of storage space for the master bedroom in this Illinois barndominium!
The farmhouse look is continued in the master bathroom with plenty of natural wood and tile designed to look like reclaimed wood. The incredible rainfall showerhead is a unique feature, but there’s also a standalone tub for those who prefer to soak away their cares. The vanity mirrors the home’s hanging doors, and the twin sinks provide ample space for getting ready in the morning.
Exploring the Second Floor
While the first floor contains most of the living areas, the second floor offers so much more. Here, you’ll find a full junior suite, another bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms (to make four bedrooms in all, counting the junior suite), and another living space! The second floor also offers gorgeous, dark hardwood floors throughout.
As you can see, this rustic Illinois barndominium is incredible. It manages to combine the best of modern life with the rustic beauty of farmhouse style to create something unique and timeless. Love the idea of living in your own barndo? Check out the BarndominiumLife eBook and build your own!