Farmhouse style custom home

Barndominium Inspired Floor Plans

Becoming more and more popular is the phrase “barndominium.” As the name implies, barndominiums are equal parts barn and condo.¬† Barn + Condo = Barndominium or, as some people say, Barndo.¬† Typically, these homes are metal buildings built on a slab, with room for both living quarters and a shop or garage.

Barndominium homes have a rich history dating back to when people housed their livestock on the ground level of the barn and made their homes on the second floor.¬† However, the word barndominium wasn’t coined until a 1989 article in the New York Times featuring Connecticut developer Karl Nilsen.¬† At that time, Nilsen was working on a new subdivision with lots that could accommodate homes, stalls, barns, and trails.¬† See the article: At¬†Barndominiums, Home Is Where the Horse Is.

If you’re considering building a barndominium, American Heritage Homes has a few barndominium inspired floor plans like the Carrollton and Walnut Creek.¬† With a strong barn-style influence, these two homes differ from the popular 2 story farmhouse plans.¬†And unlike a typical barndo, our homes come complete with 2×6 construction, full basements, and much more!


The Carrollton’s three-bay lofted barndominium inspired style sets up a palette for large open spaces.¬† As the front fa√ßade suggests, this plan has an oversized family room that opens to a spacious kitchen and dining area.¬† The plan also includes a first-floor owner’s suite and two additional bedrooms on the second floor.¬† The kitchen features a large island, generous cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. Finally, the plan is complete with a large laundry room and a separate mudroom with two entries for those extra-muddy days.

Check these pictures of the Carrollton.

Walnut Creek

Three distinct rooflines play perfectly together in the Walnut Creek’s unique design.¬† The square awning windows on the second floor and the open cupola up top provide plenty of natural light!¬† A standing seam metal roof with supporting craftsman brackets frames the classic front door.¬† All of these elements enclose a popular open floor plan with two-story ceilings. In addition, the Walnut Creek includes a generous kitchen with a walk-in pantry, large laundry, mudroom, and a first floor owner’s suite with four additional bedrooms on the second floor.¬† There is plenty of space for everyone in this 2,700+ square foot design!

Enjoy some photos of recently completed Walnut Creek homes.