Lake Oswego Bat Cave

This barn-style addition in Lake Oswego, Oregon is the lady cave our client deserves, and the one she needs! Nicknamed the “Bat Cave,” this post and beam structure features one of the more impressive Batman and Star Wars collections we’ve seen. The entire upstairs loft is filled with Batman and Star Wars memorabilia from floor to ceiling, including a life-size Stormtrooper figurine and a sculpture of Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Downstairs, a hobby garage and woodworking area offers plenty of space for outdoor toys, skating equipment, and a heavy-duty workstation.

Based on an Oakridge 36’ Apartment Barn Kit from DC Structures, this custom structure was modified to include a 12’ x 36’ deck with an exterior staircase. The design also features a heavy timber loft ceiling in the garage, as well as Douglas fir tongue and groove ceiling material in the upstairs loft. The DC Builders team provided framing and siding installation services for this client’s barn and main residence. In place of our signature cedar board and batten siding, our client opted for WoodTone RusticSeries™ Summer Wheat siding to achieve a faux wood appearance.

Bend RV Garage & Party Barn

This multipurpose structure in Bend, Oregon combines work and leisure under one roof. Based on a Shasta RV Barn Kit from DC Structures, this unique post and beam building features a large garage area with ample room for vehicles and storage on the main level, along with a connecting foyer and enclosed shed roof that serves as an RV garage bay. Upstairs, the main living area functions as a gathering space with a wet bar, gas fireplace, and access to a 335 sq. ft. deck. Additionally, our clients can take advantage of two offices with a shared bathroom and a craft room with a storage closet and private bathroom on the second story.

Modifications to the original model include reducing the roof pitch from 4/12 to 3/12, extending the deck from 196 square feet to 335 square feet, and adding a 784 sq. ft. shed roof for RV storage. For visual appeal, our clients also added a 72 sq. ft. covered entry with a decorative timber truss and a 12′ mortise and tenon radius bottom chord timber truss to the front gable. The exterior features cedar board and batten siding and Andersen™ 100 Series windows designed with tempered glass and a colonial window grid. Upstairs, our clients replaced the standard Andersen™ 100 Series sliding glass door with an Andersen™ A Series French door upgrade.

Snoqualmie Pass Barn Home

This charming barn home in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington is based on an Oakridge 36’ Apartment Barn Kit from DC Structures. DC Builders acted as the general contractor for this project, working closely with the client to facilitate a smooth and successful building process. The main level consists of an 864 sq. ft. workshop with an attached one-car garage and foyer while the second story serves as a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area. From their living space, our client can access a 155 sq. ft. deck that boasts spectacular views of the surrounding forested region.

This barn home design features several custom upgrades, including the addition of a heavy timber staircase inside the foyer, an exterior staircase for the existing deck, and Nantucket dormers in place of the standard gable dormers. Due to the property’s central location in the Cascades mountain range, this structure was designed to include a number of fire-safe building solutions like HardiePanel® fiber cement siding and select grade 2 x 6 tongue and groove material to enclose the roof overhangs. Our client also opted for an engineering upgrade that increased the snow load capacity from 40 lbs to 222 lbs.

White Salmon Barn-Style Home

This beautiful three-bedroom barn home was built by the DC Builders team in White Salmon, Washington, just a few miles from the mighty Columbia River. The first floor features a 1,998 sq. ft. garage with high ceilings to accommodate a 12′ x 14′ overhead door for a large RV. There’s also an enclosed workshop space, an office, a full bathroom, and a mud room with stairs providing ground-floor access to the living quarters. A 12′ x 60′ open shed roof provides additional covered storage.

Upstairs, the living quarters features a large great room with vaulted ceilings and exposed heavy timbers. The open-concept living space includes a large kitchen with an island and pantry, a dining hall, and access to a 12′ x 24′ covered deck capped with a striking heavy timber truss. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms on this level, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, an additional bedroom with its own private bathroom, and a larger bunk-style room with multiple beds.

Lakefront Barn Home

Located on a lakefront property in central California, this captivating barn-style home is an entertainer’s dream. Designed and built by the DC Builders team, this 6,860 sq. ft. heavy timber residence features a massive garage and workshop with three drive-through garage bays that offer plenty of space for our clients’ boats and vehicles. Upstairs, the open-concept living area includes a state-of-the-art kitchen, pool tables, shuffleboard, and an LED-backlit wet bar. Three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, including a well-appointed master suite, round out the second story. Additionally, a 600 sq. ft. stone deck provides the perfect outdoor setting for summer barbecue parties, while a covered porch area below offers a more relaxed environment where clients and their guests can take in the gorgeous lake views.


Sandy Apartment Barn

Situated on a forested property on the edge of the Mt. Hood National Forest, this barn-style garage with living quarters combines our clients’ passion for adventure and mountain-side living in one beautiful home. The main level features a 1,965 sq. ft. workshop with a drive-through RV garage, including two 13’ 6” overhead doors. Inside, you’ll also find a separate 200 sq. ft. garage, 3/4 bathroom, mudroom, and a built-in gun safe with a faux wall and secret door. Upstairs, the focus of the living quarters is a huge open-concept kitchen, dining, and living area with a stone fireplace, all attached to a 465 sq. ft. deck that offers snow-capped mountain views. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom, just down the hall from two more bedrooms and another full bathroom.

Fairfield Equestrian Facility

Location plays an important part in crafting a custom structure, as the characteristics of one’s property often influence the resulting design. In the case of this equestrian facility in Fairfield, California, we were given the opportunity to design a horse barn around a stunning property with vineyard views. With our clients’ surroundings in mind, our in-house design team crafted this one-of-a-kind equestrian facility that features an open-air design perfect for our clients and their horses. The two-level horse barn includes six horse stalls with spacious covered turnouts, a large tack room, a wash stall, a grooming and washroom, and a large garage area with room for hay, shavings, and a tractor-trailer. The second level houses a generous storage loft with endless possibilities for future projects. With its Southwestern-inspired design and unconfined layout, this barn-style structure makes an ideal home for our clients’ horses and an even better getaway for our clients.


Fillmore Car Barn & Workshop

This car barn and workshop in Fillmore, California successfully merges our client’s passions for collecting cars and tinkering into one beautiful workspace. The main level primarily serves as space for our client to store their vehicles, outdoor toys, and other equipment, with a partially enclosed shed roof acting as their personal workshop. Upstairs, a 24′ x 36′ loft doubles as a retreat from the day-to-day and a fun place to hang out with friends and family. Large windows placed generously throughout the structure contribute to this barn’s exceptional functionality, providing the perfect amount of natural light and ventilation needed to focus on creative projects. Additional special features include a custom cupola with a weathervane, two gable dormers, a 48’ shed dormer, a decorative timber truss and cedar board and batten siding used to achieve its stunning heavy timber exterior.

Fall City Workshop

This monitor-style workshop in Fall City, Washington originated as a Powell Monitor Barn Kit from DC Structures and underwent major engineering upgrades to achieve its highly customized design. These upgrades include widening the structure from 36′ to 46′, incorporating a heavy timber framed center aisle loft, and performing double-wall construction for all exterior walls. As the site of our client’s manufacturing business, we were tasked with crafting a barn design centered around efficiency. To maximize operations, we designed the raised center aisle in a way that allows our client and their team to lift products and materials from the bottom level to the top with ease. Even with its heavy-duty upgrades, this barn maintains its rustic charm, with Douglas fir and cedar siding that gives it that classic barn appearance. Inside, heavy timber accents provide unparalleled warmth throughout the space.

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.