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Barn Apartments: Current Texas Real Estate Trend

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Originally designed as caretakers’ residences, apartment-style barn homes are quickly becoming a huge real estate trend across Texas. Many are full renovations of existing barns, and still a few more are modular kits developed to provide everything for a prospective owner to build the requisite barn and subsequent apartment above. There are as many models and designs as you can shake a stick at, and it’s all dependent really on budget and time. Barn Apartments can be customized in any way the homeowner/tenant would like and here are just a few that got beautifully creative with dormers, unique roof pitches for full-use, and classic exterior finishes.

1. Beautiful and Bright

Barn Apartments: Current Texas Real Estate Trend

Photo: Pinterest/Haleigh Holden

Southeast view of a barn kit/apartment project.

2. Classic

Barn Apartments: Current Texas Real Estate Trend

Photo: Pinterest/LaNelle Las

Rustic appeal, steel roof, and small crows’ nest/vent.

3. Stability Meets Appeal

Barn Apartments: Current Texas Real Estate Trend

Photo: Pinterest/Ashlie Gorrie

Beautiful, fully-functional barn below, gorgeous upper deck and classic wood exteriors.

4. Stately

Barn Apartments: Current Texas Real Estate Trend

Photo: Pinterest/Melanie Gadsden

Darker stain on a barn with upper level apartment. Could double as a caretaker’s home or peaceful mother-in-law’s residence.

5. Well-Designed

Barn Apartments: Current Texas Real Estate Trend

Photo: Pinterest/Sandy Corbitt

A great mix of storage and barn together with an upstairs apartment. Darker trim finishes off a nice natural wood exterior.