Teran Sands’ Retreat: A Charming 2-Story Barndominium In Snow-Kissed Texas

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Built in 2017, Teran Sands shares their family’s visionary take on their barndominium concept in Texas. 

While not a traditional barndominium style, the Sands family exemplifies smart construction choices that resulted in a remarkable dwelling.

Originally intended for metal siding, the switch to concrete/fiberglass siding was a budget-conscious choice that doesn’t compromise style. 

Embracing cost-efficient design, this unique 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom haven was crafted for about $73/sq ft (excluding land), showcasing an intelligent use of space. 

This thoughtfully planned property spans approximately 3700 sq ft, with a 3-car garage, dual living areas, a playroom, a home office, and a convenient mudroom.

The Sands’ home truly embodies versatility, offering not just physical space but also an expansive canvas to personalize. 

The home’s functionality extends beyond the living quarters, as it accommodates a thriving CPA firm within the home office. 

With ample room for a growing family, this home celebrates a balance between comfort and practicality.

Exterior

The exterior is enhanced with a decorative cupola, a 10-foot deep porch, and the enduring elegance of Tricorn Black accents against the backdrop of West Highlander White hardie board siding.

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This home sits on spacious property.

Oil rubbed bronze windows were chosen due to budget considerations instead of black ones.

The builder’s suggestion proved accurate, as they give the appearance of black windows, leading many to believe they are indeed black.

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Included is a detached 3-car garage.

The covered porch features abundant and comfortable wicker seating, perfect for relaxation and entertainment, complemented by well-placed lighting.

Interior

Immaculately designed, the interiors feature an abundance of light and space, with concrete floors elegantly buffed and sealed in their natural color. 

These floors have undergone a process of cleaning, buffing, and sealing, resulting in an unstained, matte-sealed finish that is both unique and easy to maintain.

Despite having three children, their concrete floors have proven to be both child-friendly and safe.

Smoothly flowing, the open layout seamlessly connects the kitchen, dining space, and living area.

The Sands opted to paint the doors in their barndominium black, aiming to add a touch of elegance to the overall look.

The strategic use of black paint also highlighted specific elements and worked well within their budget. The outcome was impressive and had a significant impact on these affordable doors.

The upstairs of their home remains comfortably warm without any noticeable cold spots.

Here is a view from the stairwell down into the open space that encompasses the kitchen, dining, and living area. A recessed fireplace set within the wall takes center stage, adorned with a rustic mantle.

The inviting space is adorned with neutral tones and furnished with comfortable pieces.  

Origami White walls and Pure White trim elegantly harmonize, perfectly offset by the sophisticated Perfect Greige cabinets in the mudroom, custom-built by a family member.

Kitchen

A 12-foot kitchen island takes center stage in the heart of the home.

The white versus black paint cabinet debate revealed that black cabinets show more dust and fingerprints, leading them to appreciate their choice of having only the island cabinets in black.

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A sliding barn door gives access to the pantry.

The island features a convenient sink, accompanied by contemporary stainless steel appliances, and generous cabinetry.

The pantry boasts ample storage space and includes a chest freezer, providing plenty of room for all the family’s storage needs.

Bathrooms

The master bathroom features warm brown tiles and a charming bear claw tub positioned beside a window, creating a tranquil and inviting space.

The second bathroom offers a spacious layout and is adorned with neutral tones, creating a soothing and versatile environment.

Lacking in DIY skills, the couple didn’t undertake any of the work themselves except for assembling the IKEA bathroom vanities.

Laundry Room

In the laundry room, you’ll find open corner shelving and plenty of cabinetry, providing both functional storage and a well-organized space.

Bedrooms

This bedroom features a cushioned headboard that adds comfort and style. Bold colors and a vibrant patterned accent wall bring a lively and energetic atmosphere to the room.

A cozy lounge area is nestled in the corner, providing a comfortable space for reading and relaxation.

This nursery is designed in calming dark neutral tones, featuring a cloud-patterned accent wall that adds a touch of whimsy to the space.

In the second nursery, a comfortable lounge chair is placed next to a crib. The room is complemented by a feminine floral accent wall that adds a charming and nurturing atmosphere to the room.

In another bedroom, a harmonious blend of dark and light neutral tones creates a serene backdrop.

The highlight is a playful bunk bed with a slide exit, adding an element of fun and adventure to the space.

Other

This cactus wall print was created using an Amazon stencil and a paint pen.

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The room features a Kid Kraft brand desk and a closet for added functionality and organization.

The playroom boasts ample shelving, a TV, and wall-mounted shelving for a well-organized and fun-filled space.

Conclusion

Nestled in sometimes snowy Texas, Teran Sands’ barndominium reflects meticulous planning and practicality.

The home’s evolution is chronicled on @teransands Instagram, a canvas for personalized upgrades.

Decorating takes time, and @teransands reminds us that gradual improvements are expected. Budget constraints mean furnishings accumulate slowly, revealing that home beautification is a patient journey.

Let this barndominium ignite your inspiration for future dreams!

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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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