Southeast Missouri’s Swift Marvel: David Duncan’s 2-Story Barndominium Completed In A Remarkable 6 Months


Visit a stunning 2,380 square foot barndominium nestled on 5 acres of serene land in southeast Missouri. 

This 2-story home boasts 3 bedrooms, including a delightful jack and jill setup upstairs. This stick-built barndominium-inspired home has 2 full and 2 half baths. 

The meticulous design includes a 10’ x 10’ breezeway and a spacious 30’ x 35’ attached 2-car garage, seamlessly blending simplicity and elegance. 

This home exudes charm and style and was built in just 6 months at a remarkable cost of $225,000. 

David Duncan, the skilled general contractor and homeowner, meticulously oversaw the construction, ensuring a perfect blend of form and function. 

Though not all rooms are showcased in the photos below, they offer a glimpse into the thoughtful layout and design choices of this extraordinary home.


This barndominium-inspired home stands proudly with its 18’ side walls and a majestic 26’ peak, creating an impressive presence. 

The exterior showcases black roofing with white siding crafted from durable LP Smartside Diamond Kote, promising longevity and aesthetic appeal. 

The thoughtful design also includes a convenient 10’ x 10’ breezeway connecting to a spacious 30’ x 35’ attached 2-car garage, enhancing the home’s functionality and style.

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The porch, adorned with cedar stained porch posts and recessed lighting, offers a welcoming retreat. 

Its ceiling is finished with exquisite tongue and groove #1 Spruce, with stain and urethane for a lasting charm.

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Living Area

In the living area, #1 spruce trim adds a touch of elegance, complemented by an ornamental iron handrail for the stairs, emphasizing both safety and style. 

A strategically placed wall offers a subtle separation from the kitchen and dining area while maintaining an open view to the loft above. 

The furniture, featuring a mix of materials and colors, adds depth and personality to this inviting space.

The fireplace, surrounded by a charming brick border and shiplap, becomes a focal point, further accentuated by a thick wooden beam mantle. 

The flooring is 1/2” pecan praline.

Dining Area/Kitchen

The dining area and kitchen seamlessly blend in this barndominium, where rustic furniture and a white cabinetry ensemble create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. 

Stainless steel appliances and a basin sink, positioned under a window for a pleasant view, enhance the kitchen’s functionality. 

Modern and rustic lighting fixtures illuminate the space, adding to its charm. 

An exit door provides convenient access to the outdoors.

A dedicated beverage station, complete with a wine fridge and coffee maker, adds a touch of luxury. 

Behind this station, an accent wall adorned with real brick adds texture and character to the area.

Master Bedroom & Bathroom

The master bedroom and bathroom, conveniently located on the first floor, showcase exquisite design choices.

An accent wall painted in Benjamin Moore Sage Green adds a touch of sophistication to the bedroom, complemented by the rich tones of engineered hardwood pecan praline flooring.

The bathroom features a spacious 5′ x 6′ shower without a door and David shares that there are no issues with splashes outside the shower.

The single-sink vanity adds practical elegance to the space.

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A luxurious soaker tub adorned with a chandelier is a focal point of this bathroom. 

Stairs To The Second Floor

The stairs feature an elegant iron handrail and wood trim, with wall lighting, leading to the loft area and two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom. 

Storage underneath the stairs offers additional space for belongings.

Please note that photos of this portion of the home are not currently available.

Floor Plans

David Duncan, both the general contractor and homeowner, meticulously oversaw the construction of his home, crafting the floor plans himself (pictured below) on grid paper.

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