Build the Scandi Barn look

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Inspired by the nordic love of design simplicity, this Scandinavian barn style home is warm, inviting and at one with its surroundings. James Hardie explains how you can build the Scandi Barn look featuring cladding exterior products available from Dahlsens.

Standing tall on a corner block in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, this striking home turns heads every day. Bearing the hallmarks of the Scandinavian Barn look, it was inspired by homes usually found on acreage with multiple linked pavilions.

Its steeply pitched gable roof, dark grey vertical Stria cladding in Dulux Klavier, and minimal eaves gives the home its clean lines, while a striking brick chimney with a raw, aged patina brings a contrasting textural element that flows from the exterior into the interior living space. The carefully chosen contrasting colour palette brings together light and neutral shades with a dramatic charcoal grey to create a striking exterior presence.

Connected spaces

The Scandi Barn look often brings natural materials such as stone and brick together with fibre-cement cladding to introduce warmth and create eye-catching accents. Custom home builders Aaron Martin Construction chose to use James Hardie Stria cladding vertically on the exterior of the home for its striking deep shadow lines and versatility as a material, as well as its durability and low maintenance requirements.

This attention to detail extended to ensuring the indoor and outdoor living spaces connected seamlessly, with soaring windows in the main pavilion as well as a servery window from the kitchen leading to an outdoor living area that’s made for relaxed entertaining. The result is a warm and inviting home that optimises its location and flows beautifully for comfortable living all year round.

Customise your look

Whether used vertically or horizontally, James Hardie Stria cladding delivers the look you want for a modern aesthetic. Available in your choice of 255mm, 325mm and 405mm widths with a 15mm groove for strong, clean lines.

Ask your Dahlsens Account Manager about using James Hardie Stria cladding in your next Scandi Barn inspired build.

with Dahlsens

From foundation to fit out, Dahlsens has you covered to help you to create the Scandi Barn look in your upcoming projects. A genuine one-stop-shop for your building solutions, Dahlsens offer a carefully selected range of quality products at competitive prices to help your business save valuable time and win in the marketplace.

Neville Smith Forest Products
Woodsmith – Freycinet Morning
With its chic, modern tone, Freycinet Morning is perfect for a stylish scandi aesthetic, and can be creatively matched with a host of contemporary furnishings and finishes.
Specifications: Width: 165mm, Length: 2130mm, Thickness:14.2mm
Installation Type: Tongue and Groove

Marlo Tower Basin Mixer, Matte Black Finish

G2 Series Angular Passage Leverset Square Backplates

Corinthian Doors Elements Entrance Door Range
The range is characterised by its classic Herringbone and Planked door designs that will add a touch of luxury to your home. Each door in the range is crafted from sustainable timbers and oak veneer, which can be stained in a diverse spectrum of colours. For that classic Scandi character, complete the look with Corinthian Doors’ range of oversized timber pad handles.

Bradnam’s Windows
Bradnam’s Signature fixed window
Can be made to almost any shape, including square, rectangle, arch, circle, triangle, or a combination of these options.
Bradnam’s Essential Awning window

See your Dahlsens Account Manager to find out how our whole of house solutions can save you valuable time and money on your next build.