Perfect Double-Story New Years – Decatur Barndominium by HL Custom Homes


In recent years, barndominiums revolutionized the residential architecture scene with their contemporary charm and versatility.

Barndos can adapt to every need and family size, and a fine example for larger or multigenerational families is the Decatur Barndominium by HL Custom Homes.

This remarkable double-story abode seamlessly marries the rustic charm of a barn with the allure of a modern home, offering a harmonious living space.

At the forefront of this architectural marvel lies the fusion of robust material and a sleek, modern design, which brings to life a perfect blend of form and function.

Whether you’re drawn to expansive interior spaces or the seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living, the Decatur Barndominium can become the perfect home.


HL Custom Homes imagined the Decatur Barndominium as a mostly symmetrical building with single-floor sides (the garage on one side and part of the living space on the other) and a two-story central portion.

Black metal panels adorn both the sides and the roof of the house, whereas a stone feature creates a contrasting focus point on the front, enhancing the barndo’s curb appeal.

Decorative elements add a finishing touch to the upper balcony’s cathedral ceiling. The balcony dominates the front and becomes the perfect place for relaxing outdoors.

Under the balcony, the front porch could seem unassuming at first glance, but pendant lights and ample coverage create an inviting entrance.

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The expansive three-bay garage features two garage doors for seamless vehicle access. A standard door completes the design, allowing convenient foot access in and out of the garage.

But the barndo’s true hidden gem is the rear, where an open patio promotes relaxation with a swimming pool area and plenty of space for loungers.

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Equally amazing is the covered patio. It presents an easy-to-maintain concrete floor and convenient ceiling fans.

The piece-de-résistance is the corner outdoor fireplace. Its stone construction matches the front’s feature wall, creating unity between the two sides of the house.

A solid wooden shelf offers support for an outdoor TV or decorative objects, while multiple access points from the patio to the house bring versatility to new levels.


The Decatur Barndominium resonates with both urban sophistication and rural warmth.

Step into a world where high ceilings meet exposed beams, and where open floor plans invite natural light to dance across meticulously designed interiors.

Living Area

The Decatur Barndominium opens into a narrow foyer that welcomes you inside. Sand-colored concrete-stained flooring throughout the property sets the foundation for an inviting atmosphere and is incredibly easy to maintain.

The airy main living area boasts a stylish two-story ceiling that adds spaciousness. Two contrasting colors define contemporary living, but the most striking is the feature ceiling.

Its black contrasts beautifully with the white walls, creating the illusion of even more vertical dimension. An industrial ceiling fan is a fit match for this contemporary interior, reminding of the utilitarian nature of barns.

It also matches perfectly with the loft’s metal railing. The loft is open to the below, adding visual interest to the living room and doubling as a family room or sitting area.

A separate room on the upper floor can be used as an office, or crafts room, or turned into an additional bedroom.

Kitchen and Dining       

The Decatur Barndominium features an open-concept main plan, but a drop in the ceiling height divides the great room from the kitchen and dining area. This expansive section of the home is all about conviviality, offering ample dining and cooking spaces.

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We particularly like the ample kitchen area. Two kitchen islands, consisting of black cabinets and marble counters, offer plenty of counter space for cooking. The outermost island doubles as a breakfast bar, gathering everyone around it for casual meals.

Beyond functionality and added storage, these islands also act as centerpieces. Paired with stylish pendant lights, they add tons of visual interest.

A rustic L-shaped kitchen completes the rest of the cooking area. These cabinets maintain the natural color of wood, contrasting with the kitchen islands and the range hood.

Functional features, such as a pot filler over the stove, give this room a rustic charm. To one corner, the kitchen leads into a large pantry.

Opposite the pantry, the dining area features a rustic chandelier. This part can fit a large table, suitable for hosting holiday dinners and parties.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Spanning over two floors this barndominium offers multiple rest areas. The owners’ suite is easily accessible on the first floor and boasts a spacious main area with plenty of square footage for a king bed and a private sitting area.

Sought-after elements include exposed beams and a ceiling fan that creates unity between this room and the other areas of the house.

The private bathroom is ample and functional, with two ample vanities, one of which includes a makeup table. A modern freestanding tub and a walk-in shower enhance the bathroom’s versatility, allowing you to pamper yourself after a stressful day.

A large walk-in wardrobe completes the room’s design.

Upstairs, a second master suite brings the home’s versatility to new levels.

Much like the downstairs bedroom, it boasts an ample walk-in closet and plenty of square footage for a bed and a sitting area. While smaller, the private bathroom includes a lavish walk-in shower.

There is also an additional standard bedroom with a private bathroom perfect for kids or guests. It offers plenty of comfort to its occupants. It features stylish wooden floors, a matching light fixture, and an ample closet.

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The bathroom is small but brings plenty of amenities, including a shower over a soaking tub.

Utility Areas

Beyond stylish living spaces, this barndominium boasts plenty of utility areas.

One of the most important is the home office, accessible from the great room. Its dark walls promote productivity while contrasting beautifully with the sand-colored flooring.

A small but essential powder room offers family members and guests a place to freshen up. Downstairs, we also find an ample laundry/mud room with an adjacent folding room which boosts storage space and overall comfort.

The ample garage is another fine example of functional design. It offers plenty of space for three cars and can include a workshop area.

The laundry area acts as a barrier between the garage and the living spaces, preventing dust and dirt from entering your home.

Final Thoughts

HL Custom Homes’ Decatur Barndominium is a gorgeous property blending contemporary comfort with rustic charm. It offers a perfect balance between comfortable living and functionality, its ample open-concept main floor emphasizing conviviality.

Like this stunning property, there are many other charming barndos waiting to catch your eye. Whether this one doesn’t meet your needs or you’d like to weigh your options, make sure to visit BarndominiumZONE to dive into our guides and find inspiration in our growing collection.

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