Post and Beam Home Building and Construction Since 1969 – Yankee Barn Homes
As a leading innovator in the housing industry, Emil Hanslin founded Yankee Barn Homes in 1969 to custom-design and craft timber frame homes. Hanslin set out to market an authentic styled barn home designed to fit a contemporary lifestyle and built with the finest materials for weather protection and energy conservation.
Emil got his start as the developer of New Seabury, a residential community on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He and his equestrian wife landed on the idea that barn architecture could be the basis for a wonderful home. Emil added the concept of using posts and beams hewn from massive timbers supplied by Industrial Revolution era mill buildings. He devised a barn home design that combined beauty, value, efficiency and comfort, naming it the “Mark I.”