Multi-purpose building includes space dedicated to family gatherings 

This Blunier Builders post-frame building serves multiple uses for the new owner. One section of the building, equipped with a large overhead door, is used for additional vehicle storage. The same section also serves as a basketball court for year-round use. 

The remaining portion of the building consists of a kitchen, living room, and bathroom area used for entertaining during family gatherings in the cold months, and pool parties on the hot summer days. 

Above the living area is a loft that overlooks the basketball court below. The loft is occupied by shuffle board, ping-pong, and foosball tables in addition to a seating area. 

The gable porch that is supported by custom cedar trusses and cedar columns proved to be a unique and challenging feature to build.

Project Details

Blunier Builders, Inc., Eureka, Illinois

Building Size: 40’ x 64’ x 16’

Doors: Plyco Corporation 20 Series

Foundation: 4’ deep concrete pier with stainless steel post brackets by Blunier Builders

Posts: Blunier Builders 3-ply 2×6 SYP

Roof Panels: McElroy Metal Kynar
Max-Rib Ultra Steel

Wall Panels: McElroy Metal Kynar
Max-Rib Ultra Steel

Insulation: 6” (R-19)  batt

Trusses: Scissor trusses from Central Illinois Truss

Ventilation: McElroy Metal vented ridge and vented eaves

Windows: A.J. Manufacturing Harmony Series Vinyl Framed Windows

Additional Details: Plyco Corporation cupola and weathervane; Blunier Builders custom cedar porch trusses