Glynis’ breakout barn come entertaining retreat

A separate space that the kids can retreat to and give the adults some much needed peace, whilst doubling as the perfect Christmas dinner venue! Glynis’ Cedarspan barn is a focal point for family memories and gatherings.

Added to their Shoal Haven property as a breakout space for the kids, it has also hosted the occasional family get-together, including 16 for Christmas dinner!

“It’s so functional. It’s fantastic…We can’t imagine not having it”

Glynis personalised her barn with a Bi-fold White aluminium door on the gable end to maximise the flow between inside & outside when entertaining. This opens into a large open plan living room, making for a beautiful versatile entertaining space for the whole family to enjoy.

She added our hand-crafted timber barn doors on top of these beautiful doors to maintain the overall rural barn aesthetic, a perfect synergy between practicality and design.

“We wanted ours to look like a rural barn. We wanted it to compliment the house that we built.”

When asked what Glynis loves most about her Cedarspan, the internal height achieved by the Cathedral ceiling was at the top of her list along with the 3m wall height

“The loftiness of it. We went for extra height. We went for higher walls, and you’ve got such a fantastic sense of airiness and space…It makes it seem so much bigger because of the height.”

Glynis says her Cedarspan has exceeded expectations when it comes to how useful and versatile it can be.

“I can’t put a figure on it, but it has been far more useful than we could have ever imaginedIn terms of its use, it’s invaluable.”

Glynis chose the Cathedral Loft Series 40CHL60 Barn measuring 7.2m x 10.8m, with a 1.9m x 10.8m Verandah to either side. She personalised her Cedarspan with sustainable Vertical hardwood cladding, aluminium windows & doors in “White” & Colorbond™️ roofing in “Woodland Grey”.

“The verandahs are so beautiful. On and off, we store so much stuff under the verandahs because they’re so weatherproof.”

In just one weekend, Julie’s son and his friends had the whole barn installed to lock-up stage. It was then that Julie realised just how quickly her Cedarspan dream was coming to fruition. In just two days, she had a separate space for the teenagers to gather, giving the adults some peace and quiet in the main house.

“We dump all the kids in there. All the teenagers all go over there, and we have some peace and quiet over here…It’s so functional. It’s fantasticWe can’t imagine not having it.”

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