Country Home

This country home in rural Kansas is just that. It is a house-shop combination that is super functional but still has charming curb appeal thanks to a welcoming porch and details like cupolas and decorative accents on the garage doors. When planning the structure, the owner settled on post frame in conjunction with conventional methods for the flexibility and openness that it provides. Other deciding factors for the build type were speed and overall cost.

The stud frame house is connected to a post-frame shop, with design and engineering for both completed by Quality Structures Inc. (QSI). Total square footage comes in at nearly 3,500—not bad considering the exterior was able to be done, start to finish, in just 23 days. At that time, the owner took possession and completed the interior to their liking, adding to the country aesthetic with brick details, rich wood trim, and exposed beams.