Though it looks like farmer’s heaven, there is no farming happening in this stunning gambrel barn in a rural area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The 30’ x 80’ barn building has a 15’ lean on each side opening up the first floor for an expansive auto shop with plenty of storage for vehicles, including the owner’s bold red Ferrari. The front door was painted Ferrari red as a nod to the car. 

The building’s full second story is finished as a more liveable space, perfect for hanging out with the family on weekends, or warming up after a long day during hunting season. The four large windows have a great view of the wooded property and let in a lot of nice, natural light. 

The space has forced-air cooling and is fully heated with a floor heat system in the concrete and under the 30-foot clear-span floor system. 

One of the biggest challenges to overcome with this project was creating openings from the main building into the leans while still supporting the 30’ floor system above. Meyer Building used steel I-beams and square tube columns to accomplish the loading needed to support the structure.

Mesa exposed fastener panels from McElroy Metal cover both the walls (Brite White) and roof (Matte Black). And a 4’ lighted cupola finishes off the classic, farmhouse look. 

Project Details:

Building: Meyer Building, LLC

Building Size: 60’ w x 80’ l x 14’ h

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Trusses: 30’ Gambrel Scissor Truss/Cap, Meyer Building, LLC

Wall & Roof Panels: 29 gauge Mesa Ultra, McElroy Metal

Fasteners: ST-XL, ST Fastening Systems

Foundation: Perma-Column

Posts: Nail-lam columns, Meyer Building, LLC

Insulation: R-19 Fiberglass, Johns Manville

Ventilation: UniVent, MWI Components

Walk Doors: 20 Series, Plyco

Windows: Lifestyle Black, Pella

Accessories: 4’ Lighted Cupola, Plyco

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