Countryside Escapes: Contemporary Barn on East Coast

Inspired by the barns that decorate New England's landscape, this vacation home in Martha's Vineyard features a pitched roof, metal overhangs and weathered wood siding. The pastoral property also includes a large swimming pool and a garage that can be used as guest quarters.

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Photo By: Bob Gothard

Gray Farmhouse Takes Cues From New England Barns

The house is even bigger than it looks, with a 3,098-square-foot floor plan that boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. The unique exterior was influenced by the barns seen throughout New England.

Long, Tree-Lined Driveway Leads to Main House

The property was designed and built by Yankee Barn Homes in 2016 for a client who wanted to get away from it all. As soon as they turn off the main road and follow the driveway past a canopy of trees, the owner will finally feel at ease.

Screened Porch Allows for Year-Round Entertaining

A screened-in porch was a smart addition to the house, as it provides relief from the sun and bugs during the summer and shelter from the snow in winter. After enjoying dinner at the table, the owners and their guests can curl up by the fire -- no matter what time of year it is.

Entryway Features Round Mirror, Trunk

Floor-to-ceiling windows and neutral walls make the home's interior seem as bright and airy as possible. Meanwhile, a round mirror and blue trunk create an impromptu entryway.

Contemporary Staircase With Wire Cables

A round table centers the entryway, with a tall sculpture that draws the eye up to the ceiling. Beyond that, a staircase with wire cables leads to the basement or the second level.

Entryway Flows Into Neutral Living Room

The home's open floor plan allows each space to flow effortlessly into the next, like the entryway flows into the living room. After catching up on the neutral sofas, the owners and their guests can then move into the kitchen for dinner.

Stylish Sitting Room With Blue Accent Wall

From this side of the room, guests can see the blue accent wall between the neutral sofas. A sleek fireplace centers the wall and becomes a beautiful focal point.

Open-Concept Kitchen With Wood Cabinets

With black pendant lights, a large island and wooden cabinets, this kitchen is the perfect blend of modern and rustic. Striped runners soften the floor and tie the room's color palette together.

Kitchen Island Includes Built-In Bookshelves

The kitchen island actually works overtime, serving as both an eat-in counter and a station for meal-prep. Take a closer look and you'll find that it also boasts built-in shelves that keep the owners' cookbooks organized.

Contemporary Dining Room With Bright Orange Chairs

With a suspended light fixture and bright orange chairs, this contemporary dining room is just as stylish as it is functional. Six seats ensure that there's plenty of space for friends and family.

Cozy Den Complete With Fireplace

After a day out in the sun, the owners can retreat into this comfortable den. A large sofa and two chairs give them room to stretch out, while a fireplace keeps the space nice and warm for a nap!

Soothing Master Bathroom With Soaking Tub

This master bathroom is oh-so-soothing thanks to tall ceilings, a large soaking tub and plenty of natural light from the windows. A blue photograph adds a touch of color to the space and nods to the home's coastal setting.

Backyard Complete With Swimming Pool

The backyard is just as lovely as you'd expect, with a sprawling lawn and swimming pool. A stone wall surrounds the space and gives the guest house a sense of privacy.

Bronze Sculpture Adds Interest to Backyard

A bronze sculpture sits in the far corner of the backyard, with interlocking circles that break up all the clean lines. If ever the owners want to host a garden party, this piece will certainly be a topic of conversation!

Detailed Look at Streamlined Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is only a few steps away, giving the owners an easy way to cool off on hot summer days. Notice how its clean lines echo those across the home's exterior and so help the features look cohesive.

Garden Wall Complements Gray Farmhouse

With its slate gray and sand-colored stones, the garden wall complements both the main house and the wood fence that surrounds it. It's also effective in keeping small creatures out of the backyard.

Gray Farmhouse Features Walls of Windows

This contemporary farmhouse also includes floor-to-ceiling glass windows that take advantage of the views. When the weather's nice, the owners can enjoy a front row seat from their back patio.

Back Patio Boasts Outdoor Kitchen, Dining Set

Double doors open to the back patio, where the owners have access to an outdoor kitchen, dining set and two lounge chairs for sunbathing. Shrubs soften the space and ensure that it speaks to its surroundings.

Secluded Vacation Home in Martha's Vineyard

Woodlands surround this vacation home in Martha's Vineyard, making the property feel quiet and secluded. From this aerial view, guests can see that the lot includes a garage and guest house, too.

Guest House Shines With Symmetry

From the double doors to the lion statues, the front of this guest house is rich with symmetry. The windows balance the structure, too, and fill the interior with natural light.

Guest Space With Farmhouse-Style Exterior

Like the main house, this garage-turned-guest space has a farmhouse exterior that was inspired by the barns of New England. Ornamental grasses flank the structure on either side and further that charming, country vibe.

Guest House Boasts Two Bedrooms, Full Bath

Stone steps create a quick and easy route from the upper lawn to the guest house. Here, visitors have access to two bedrooms and a full bath.

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