20 Fabulous Barns You'd Actually Want to Live In

Sorry, cows and chickens, but the humans have taken over your home. Originally meant for farm animals, these barns have since been converted into stylish, unique living spaces fit for modern homeowners.

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June 14, 2016
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Crisp White Country Home

This classic barn got a major makeover with the help of Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines. A coat of crisp white paint already give this home a fresh, modern feel. Plus exterior features like a metal roof, large windows, sliding barn doors and gooseneck lamps polish off this barn’s classic curb appeal.

Picture Perfect Barn Home

Tucked in between luscious greenery, this luxurious barn-style home is the perfect retreat. It even includes a spacious deck where the homeowners can lounge and unwind.

Bold Barn Door

This renovated barn house, as seen on HGTV’s Elbow Room, features a deep blue door and roof which boldly contrast with the red brick exterior.

Inside the Barn

Beyond the rustic barn door exterior, Elbow Room's Chip Wade created an open, modern space with rustic touches that nod to its history. 

Meet the Neighbors

You know...neighhhh-bors? A glass window of the barn conversion from Chip Wade features a picture window overlooking the home's stables...and the resident horses. 

Making Music

The second floor of this barn used to be a hay loft, until it was transformed into an ideal bonus room, equipped with a lounging area, office space and setup for guitar jam sessions.

Petite Red Garden Shed

It doesn’t get more adorable than this tiny red garden barn. The bright color pops against its lush green surroundings, and the classic picket fence makes this barn even more quaint.

Lovely Vermont Barn

This barn was completely transformed into a luxurious one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. To add to its appeal, it sits on an 80-acre property in the Green Mountains of Lincoln, Vermont.

Pondside Home

This unique, rustic barn sits next to a pond pool, which includes a sunken patio and stone diving platforms.

Contemporary Converted Barn

Once a home for cows, this barn has been completely converted into a cool modern living space. The stark contrast between raw wood and orange paint gives it a funky, modern look.

Charming Farmhouse

While this farmhouse wasn’t originally a barn, the vertical siding and pitched red roof give it a similar aesthetic. Plus, exterior details like a white fence and flower boxes give this home an especially charming appearance.

Barn With a Porch

This home may not have been created from an old barn, but the vertical red board siding and window dormers create the same visual impression. As a bonus, the barn-style come is surrounded by a white porch, offering homeowners an ideal place to relax.

Barn Pool House

This colonial home features a barn-style pool house, found just behind the elegant main house. The barn space is ideal for hosting guests or as an extra room to lounge.

Luminous Exterior

The lovely landscaping, patio area, stone fire pitand tasteful lighting make this barn home the perfect place for entertaining.

Barn Lounge Area

This rustic barn was completely revamped, including this area built for music and entertaining. The comfy sofas, massive stone fireplace and ample space make this the perfect room to entertain family and friends.

Southwestern Style Barn

This spacious barn home features a hay loft converted into a second floor along with distinct southwestern details.

Historic Car Barn

While not especially old itself, this car barn was inspired by historic structures. It features four perfectly curated types of stones to truly achieve the effect.

Carriage House Barn

Nested in the forest, this carriage house was designed to resemble a historic barn. While it certainly feels modern, the rustic-inspired details ring clear.

Rustic Barn

Located in Woody Creek, Colorado, this renovated farmhouse maintains all its original rustic charm. Yet the interior strategically blends both vintage details with cool contemporary elements.

Historic Barn Turned Contemporary

This 18th century barn was transformed into a 21st century estate with luxurious elements like expansive terraces, a large pool, and private tennis courts.

Truly Vintage Barn

This barn was built way back in the 1800s. Although it’s since been renovated, it still maintains all of its original charm, including large sliding red doors.

Classic Red Barn

This bright red home in Maine is the quintessential example of a beautifully converted classic barn. It was even featured at DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2012.

Beyond the Barn

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