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Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium by Terry Neubaum

As the housing market gets more competitive, Americans are becoming pickier about what they want in their homes. According to a recent survey, budding homeowners are most interested in a spacious kitchen, an outdoor area, an entertainment room, and extra storage spaces.

While the traditional home can provide these amenities, it can be quite expensive. Fortunately, barndominiums, a popular alternative to cookie-cutter homes, offer everything homeowners seek – and more!

Today’s barndo feature will take you to South Dakota, home to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, where this peaceful country retreat mixes well with stylish city living.

Let’s jump right in!

Overview of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium.

About the Barndominium

This stunning South Dakota barndominium feature is by Terry Neubaum, called “Whiskey Barrel Ranch.”

Constructed in 2021, this barndominium measures 150 x 60 feet, with 3,000 square feet of garage/shop space complete with stunning 14 x 14 glass doors. With six and a half bathrooms and eight bedrooms, this makes for an ideal multi-family home.

Whiskey Barrel Ranch barndominium sits on a five-acre property filled with open outdoor space, a country home suitable for anyone looking for a quiet retreat away from the city. Although covered areas are more functional, uncovered areas offer a touch of nature so you can go outside and play.

As a side note, if you are considering barndominium landscaping, you only require a little space, and it is well worth the investment to enhance the curb appeal of your property. 

Getting to Know the Owner

Let’s find out how Terry Neubaum developed his Whiskey Barrel Ranch barndominium.

What inspired you to build a barndominium?

Due to Terry’s background of owning buses and race cars, he was inspired to build a barndominium. Multi-vehicle owners and car enthusiasts can benefit significantly from having a barndo home because it usually has plenty of garage space.

Barndominium homes often feature large, open-concept layouts that can be customized to include specialized work areas, storage racks, and even car lifts.

Did you build your barndominium yourself or hire a builder? 

Terry works as a general contractor, so he was able to design and build his South Dakota Whiskey Barrel Ranch barndominium according to his specifications.

If you have limited building experience – don’t worry! Our extensive directory of qualified barndominium builders and barndominium kit providers in your area is available on our blog. With them, you can also design your dream barndo home. 

What is the one thing you wish you would have known before building?

One word: taxes.

When building a barndominium, tax classification may differ from that of a traditional home. Barndominiums are often categorized as “mixed-use” properties, which may be subject to different zoning and tax regulations. Depending on local regulations, this can lead to higher property taxes or additional building permit fees.

Planning and understanding the financial implications of building a barndominium can greatly aid in budgeting for construction costs. Despite this, constructing a barndominium is typically less costly than building a conventional home when all expenses are considered. Be sure to research barndominium taxes prior to beginning your project.

What is your favorite part of your barndominium?

The Whiskey Barrel Ranch barndominium has a game room with a whiskey barrel ceiling that’s sure to set the scene. As an eye-catching design element, this ceiling can add warmth and character to any room. 

Let’s Tour this Barndominium!

Ready to be inspired by this one-of-a-kind home’s rustic charm and modern elegance? See more below!

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The large gable roof is among the most striking features of the Whiskey Barrel Ranch exterior. Also known as a peaked or pitched roof, it is a simple, cost-effective roof style used in homes for centuries. While it may seem like a basic option, it can create a dramatic and striking effect when incorporated into the right home design.

Brown metal siding is primarily used to give the home’s exterior a natural and muted appearance. This gives off a certain sophistication well complemented by its modern elements, such as oversized glass garage doors. 

Exterior of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium
Another shot of the exterior of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium
Parking view of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium
A shot showing the outside of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium.
A shot at night showing Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium from the outside.
Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium parking garage at night.
Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium being constructed.
Shot of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium's outside.

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As you enter the Whiskey Barrel Ranch barndominium, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning centerpiece: the whiskey barrel ceiling. The rich, warm tones of the wood create an inviting and cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a traditional whiskey distillery. A lot of glass windows let in plenty of natural light as well.

Great Room

As you take in the rest of the space, you’ll notice that the barrel ceiling sets the tone for the entire design aesthetic. The cabinetry, furniture, doors, and other features are various types of rustic wood that complement the ceiling perfectly, while comfortable leather sofas and chairs invite you to relax.

There’s no doubt that the game room is great for family and friends. The island bar has plenty of comfy seating for watching games or just hanging out.

Great room of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium


With stainless steel appliances and contemporary cabinetry, the kitchen maintains its rustic charm with its whiskey barrel ceiling. 

A mini-pantry on the side, constructed with detailed brickwork and polished wood, provides a cozy area for preparing small meals and drinks.

Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium pantry
Inside the pantry of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium.

Other Rooms in Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium

The view from inside the barndominium garage is particularly appealing, where Terry showcases his race cars with a stunning view of the outdoors as he works. This is a clear benefit that glass doors can offer when considering a garage door for your home. 

Car inside the garage of Whiskey Barrel Ranch Barndominium.

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The Whiskey Barrel Ranch barndominium by Terry Neubaum turns a simple gable roof home into a standout with clever design choices. With the potential for customization, this home is a great showcase of what barndominium design can do.

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