Oregon City Covered Riding Arena

Designed by the in-house design team here at DC Builders, this massive riding arena and horse barn in Oregon City, Oregon offers everything our clients could want and need in an equestrian facility. This all-encompassing equestrian facility features ten horse stalls, two wash bays, a large tack room, an 80’ x 168’ riding arena, and two 24’ x 24’ garages for equipment storage, making it the perfect structure for a horse boarding business. Our clients can also enjoy a 1,300 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment complete with an open concept living room with a gas fireplace, a modern kitchen, full bathroom, and a viewing room looking out into the arena. A large hayloft with a viewing platform also provides extra storage space. We managed the entire project for our clients through design, engineering, permitting, and construction and couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! With its stunning heavy timber design and laundry list of amenities, this equestrian facility is certain to be a hit with visitors of the space.

Cornelius Apartment Barn

Apartment barns are inherently efficient structures, with multi-use layouts that allow you to combine your hobbies and home all under one roof. With this custom apartment barn design in Cornelius, Oregon, we were not only able to merge our client’s passions into one structure, but also create a home centered around sustainability. Energy-efficient upgrades such as skylights, solar panels, and an electric car charging station help our client reduce their property’s overall carbon footprint, while the structure’s multi-purpose design makes productive use of every square inch. With two horse stalls, two dog kennels, and all the necessary equestrian amenities on the ground floor, these clients get to keep their favorite four-legged family members close at all times. Upstairs, a 1,800 sq. ft. apartment with a guest room, bathroom, office, living room, kitchen, and balcony offer all the comforts of any traditional home and then some.

Burlington Barn with Living Quarters

Located in beautiful Burlington, North Carolina, this barn with living quarters is a stunning example of our ability to take a classic barn design and transform it into something completely unique to our clients’ needs and tastes. Designed by our in-house design team, this monitor-style barn holds four horse stalls, a feed room, and a tack room. Unlike most apartment barns, the living space stays on the ground level, with a bedroom, living room, and kitchen directly across from the horse stalls. Our clients can even watch their horses through a window in the kitchen. A spiral staircase leads directly to an upstairs office space, where our clients can enjoy access to a cantilevered deck, magnificent property views, and a dormer tastefully converted to a desk nook. High-end features including timber frame connections, dark wood stain, and top-of-the-line equestrian hardware set this equestrian estate apart from others of its kind, making it a true one-of-a-kind barn home.

Fairplay Barn

This beautiful barn-style residence in FairPlay, Colorado offers all the comforts of a traditional home, with the added bonus of having a cozy horse barn just below the main living quarters. For this project, our clients wanted to keep their precious animals in one location to ensure they were properly cared for and safe at all times. With this purpose in mind, our experienced team was able to craft an apartment barn that not only serves as an ideal home for our clients and their horses but stands up against the harsh conditions of the region. On the main level, you’ll find four horse stalls, a 12’ x 24’ tack room, a garage and workshop space, and a 12’ x 48’ covered paddock area. Upstairs, a customized 1,700 sq. ft. living quarters provides everything our clients could want and need in a home.

Santa Ynez Horse Barn

Considered to be one of our finest projects to date, this monitor-style horse barn in Santa Ynez is an exceptional display of our superior craftsmanship. Dozens of custom finishes make this barn stand out in comparison to others in the region, including a timber frame patio with beautiful stonework and Douglas fir wall finishes throughout the barn. Inside this equestrian facility, you’ll find seven horse stalls with covered turnouts, a powder room, and laundry, a tack room, a grooming stall, and a private office. Additionally, a one-bedroom caretaker’s apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom makes it easy for our clients to care for their horses while having a comfortable place to relax afterward.

Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico is a town full of creativity, so it’s no surprise that our client Ed Healy and his wife would want an apartment barn brimming with originality. Named Rancho Milagro as an homage to the Southwestern region, this apartment barn features meticulous woodworking details throughout that give this structure its signature appearance, including handcrafted triangular wood accents that act as the barn’s trademark. The main level features a four-stall horse barn complete with Classic Equine stall fronts and Dutch doors, as well as a 12’ x 24’ tack room and all-wood interior. Upstairs, a two-bedroom living quarters makes the perfect guesthouse and occasional getaway for Ed and his wife.

Daggett, Michigan

Designed for entertaining during hunting season, this heavy timber workshop with living quarters in Daggett, Michigan features a number of amenities that make hosting friends and family a breeze. The main level primarily serves as a heavy-duty garage, with an adjacent downstairs living area that includes a kitchen, a living and dining area, a powder room, and a utility room. Upstairs, you’ll find a large wet bar, gaming room, custom seating area, and built-in bunk beds perfect for overnight guests. Another aspect that makes this barn-style residence so enjoyable for visitors is its cabin-like rustic interior. With its warm heavy timber design and nature-inspired decor, this workshop with living quarters makes you feel right at home after a long and likely chilly day on the hunt.

Custom Winery

This beautiful wood winery in Benton City, Washington presented a unique challenge for our team due to the regulations and requirements associated with building a winery. From the tasting room to the complex multi-level HVAC system, everything had to be customized to meet industry standards and achieve the look and feel our client and renowned sommelier Chris Upchurch desired. Not only were we able to design a structure that checked every box, but one that gives Chris the opportunity to share his talents in a winery all his own. The exterior is clad with cedar board and batten siding and features a 12′ x 40′ deck with galvanized railing for relaxing and taking in the vineyard views. Inside, the facility includes a wine cellar with a platform lift that transports barrels from the cellar to the ground floor, along with a stunning glass-enclosed tasting room that speaks to the winery’s distinctive design.

Sandy, Oregon

Located on a scenic property in Sandy, Oregon, this custom timber frame apartment barn was designed to perfectly suit our client’s lifestyle needs. The ground floor doubles as a storage and workspace, with large 12′ x 14′ swinging garage doors to accommodate an RV. Upstairs, a sweeping living area with high ceilings and optimal natural lighting makes for a comfortable space to kick back and relax. Adding to the apartment barn’s uniqueness are a number of finishes that were sourced from local artisans. A log spiral staircase with rod iron handrails takes you to the upstairs loft, where French doors lead to a large covered deck and a wet bar. Two Nantucket shed dormers and a custom cupola gives the exterior its distinct barn-style appearance, while copper wainscoting accentuates the fine cedar batten and board siding.

Bend, Oregon

This classic barn-style garage with living quarters in Bend, Oregon is as beautiful as the scenic high desert landscape that creates its backdrop. The ground floor is a multi-use garage with three large doors that were designed to accommodate our clients’ RV, as well as general storage and workspace. Upstairs, a large two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with an open-concept kitchen, living and dining area provides the perfect setting for hosting friends and family, with window walls throughout offering spectacular views of the surrounding property and a 600 sq. ft. covered deck making outdoor entertaining possible year-round.