Barndominium By Sarah Owen: Nashville’s Unique Half House, Half Garage Haven Completed In Just 5 Months


Welcome to barndominium living in Nashville, TN, with Sarah Owen! 

Their stunning 3600 sq ft abode boasts a distinctive 40 x 80 layout, with a striking charcoal gray exterior adorned with elegant white trim and a durable galvanized roof.

This is where contemporary design meets rustic charm.

Comprising both a 40 x 40 garage/shop and a 40 x 40 living area, their barndo provides the perfect blend of functionality and comfort. It’s not just a home; it’s a lifestyle.

Step inside, and you’ll find two generously sized bedrooms and two full baths, offering ample space for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Plus, the Owen family added a convenient half bath in the shop area for those moments when they’re busy with projects.

Their design choices reflect their taste for simplicity and elegance.

The walls wear the inviting shade of Sherwin Williams Eider White, creating a soothing atmosphere throughout.

And the flooring? It’s the rich beauty of walnut, courtesy of Vivid Acid Stain.

The pictures below of their haven were taken when it was still a work in progress, with some bare walls and TV cords to address, but they have officially moved in and are loving every moment of barndominium living. 


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The Owen’s home features a charcoal gray exterior with white trim and a galvanized roof.

The top three windows were a last-minute addition due to insufficient natural light from the large windows by the glass door, and are responsible for illuminating the interior space.

From the side view, the barndo showcases an L-shaped porch and 2 entrances to the garage.

The exquisite stained porch posts are finished in the elegant Riverwood shade by Sherwin Williams.

Living Area

The living area is adorned with a cozy brick fireplace nestled in the corner, providing a warm focal point for gatherings. 

The couch has been customized to perfection, with different sections carefully chosen, including the coveted corner piece, ensuring both comfort and style.

As seen in this picture, there is a seamless transition between the living area and kitchen.


The kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances that make cooking a breeze.

The highlight is a pristine white farmhouse sink, cleverly integrated into the island on the side closest to the wall of ample all-white cabinetry.

This custom-built island, measuring a generous 8×5 feet, not only offers plenty of prep space but also comfortably seats four.


This lovely home boasts two bedrooms, with the master bedroom being the focal point. The master bedroom is spacious, accommodating large bedroom furniture with ease.

It features convenient sliding doors for the closets, ensuring both functionality and style in this cozy retreat.


There are two bathrooms in this residence, plus a half bath located in the garage/shop area for added convenience. 

The countertop in the photo showcases luxurious quartz, adding a touch of elegance to the space.

The master bathroom features a standalone tub, offering a perfect spot for relaxation and indulgence.


The mudroom is a practical space with an exit door leading to the outside.

It features a functional sink with a charming wooden countertop, adding warmth to the area.

The framed art on the wall, a cherished find from a yard sale, adds a personal touch to this welcoming space.

Laundry Room

The laundry room is equipped with sleek all-black machines, combining style and functionality for laundry needs.

Natural light filters in through a window, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere while the Owen family tackles chores.


The garage and shop area spans an impressive 1800 square feet, offering ample space for various activities. It is half the home, providing a versatile workspace.

The garage doors are sized at 12 x 12 feet, allowing for easy access and accommodating larger vehicles or equipment.


The Owen family is very proud of their achievements in just 5 months.

They look forward to making this space uniquely theirs, one thoughtful addition at a time. 


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Lisa Young

Lisa Young, writer and construction pro, crafts custom homes. Captivated by barndominiums for four years, she shares insights and advice in engaging articles, empowering readers to create unique living spaces mirroring their aspirations. Join her exciting journey exploring barndominium living.

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