10 Rustic Board and Batten Barns (With Photos)

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Board and batten barn siding is the design trend that is sweeping the nation! This famous look features vertical boards that are spaced evenly apart and then joined together with vertical battens.

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In this blog post, we’re showcasing 10 beautiful board and batten barns from around the country. Keep reading to get inspired or reach out to a J&N Structures dealer now.


What Makes Board and Batten Barn Siding So Unique?

There are many reasons for board and batten barn siding’s popularity – it is charming, versatile, and can be used for a variety of purposes. Property owners continue to choose this barn exterior idea for its long-lasting qualities and elegant aesthetic appeal.

Take a look at just a few of the gorgeous barn exterior ideas we’ve brought to life across the eastern United States…


1. Modern Farmhouse Board and Batten Barn in MD
board and batten barn

There’s not much that enhances the stunning lines of board and batten barn siding like a metal roof – this custom build in Maryland is a gorgeous example of that!

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2. Modern Black Trailside Board and Batten Barn in NC  
modern board and batten barn

What makes this barn unique is the modern color palette the black painted siding and bronze stained doors create. This North Carolina barn is all the proof you need that board and batten barn siding can have a modern aesthetic!

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3. The Grand Barn in NY  
grand board and batten barn

Along with it’s classic siding, there are countless accessories to this structure that makes this barn exterior idea an equine industry favorite! Nothing compliments board and batten barns quite like cupolas and estate gates. Learn more about the custom barn options available when you build with J&N!

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4. High Country Barn in NH  
board and batten horse barn siding

This stand-out high country barn built in Thorton, New Hampshire is a classic example of simple elegance. A minimal approach to the barn exterior idea allows the owner and all it’s guests to appreciate the understated beauty of the board and batten barn.

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5. White Barn with Board and Batten Siding in NJ 
white board and batten barn siding

Our next barn is the ultimate way to combine big storage with a small footprint. It’s board and batten barn siding is painted white from Haley Paint Company. With 3 pitch roof rafters, there is more than enough space to accommodate for the two horse stalls, tack room, run-in area and open lean-to. Love this design? Get more project details here…

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6. Rustic VA Barn with Metal Roof  
natural stained horse barn with board and batten siding

Built in Charlottesville, VA with natural stained board and batten barn siding, this horse structure features five spacious stalls, a wash stall, a feed room, and even a tack room. Pairing perfectly with this board and batten barn is a Pewter Gray metal roof from Everlast Metal. Learn more about this project here…

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7. Timeless Modular Horse Barn in VA  
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What separates a normal horse barn from one that will be eternally chic? Functionality and style. This timeless modular structure incorporates all the best barn exterior ideas in a gorgeous clay color, while also having space for all of the most important horse care essentials.

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8. Double Wide Barn with Board and Batten Siding in MD  
small barn exterior idea

This quaint 20’x24’ double-wine run-in shed is perfect for owners of 1-2 horses. Built with white pine board and batten barn siding painted tan, it’s a great natural addition to this Frederick, MD property.

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9. Classic Red Board and Batten Barn with White Trim in MD   
traditional barn exterior idea

Wrapped in red painted board and batten barn siding, this 30’x20’ modular barn in MD has everything needed to house horses comfortably. It has 3 pitch rafters and architectural shingle roof using GAF Timberline HD shingles.

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10. Custom Built Horse Barn in PA  
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One of the best ways to showcase the beautiful texture of board and batten barn siding is by painting it a light color. This beautiful modular barn in PA has white pine board and batten siding painted in a light tan by Haley Paint Company. To add a little contrast, we finished the trim in a dark brown hue. Get all the details of this project here:

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Can’t get enough inspiration for board and batten barns? See ALL the amazing structures we’ve built across the East Coast by viewing our online project gallery.


Lavish Custom Options for Every Barn Exterior Idea

All of these incredible board and batten barns started out as just an idea! Through customizations, quotes, and construction, we’re thrilled to create a dream-come-true horse barn for you and your family. Some of the unique customization options available at J&N Structures include:

  • 15+ Roofing & Siding Colors
  • Cuploas and Weathervanes
  • Gable Vents
  • Chew Guards
  • Metal Dutch Doors
  • Vapor Lights
  • And so much more!

No matter how big or how small your barn exterior ideas are, we are a team well equipped to get the job done right every time. Find your local J&N Structures dealer and start designing today!


Build a Board and Batten Barn with PA’s Trusted Craftsmen!

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At J&N Structures, we’re honored to be PA’s trusted barn craftsmen for over 20 years! With hundreds of board and batten barns under our belts, we know we can build the charming, modern, rustic, or custom barn you desire.

If you’re ready to bring your board and batten barn ideas to life, the first step is locating and contacting the J&N dealer(s) near you. This can be done easily from the comfort of your couch by entering your zip code here!