Completed 40x60 two-story barn and 24 x 60 open front shed

2nd floor with painted plywood floor with loft door

Framing the 2-story barn

Framing almost completedInstalling the standing-seam metal roof and rustic metal sidingSetting the gambrel rafters

Installing the standing-seam metal roof

Barn before the siding naturally rusted to create the intended rustic natural look

When our customer needed a cost-effective design for their stable, we knew we could take an agricultural engineering approach to ensure their string had a space with proper ventilation and flooring. We also knew how to give it that rustic feel that our client requested. We designed and created a 2-story pole barn with a Gambrel style roof. It measures 40' wide x 60' long. The first floor has a 12' ceiling, with the second floor ceiling reached 14' at its highest point.

This 2-story pole barn features:

  • Five 12'x12' horse stalls
  • Enclosed 36"-wide stairway to second floor
  • Standing-seam metal roof with vapor barrier and insulation
  • 12'x10' doorway at each gable end
  • 8x8 loft door on second floor with functional pulley hoist 
  • 22-gauge corrugated metal siding 
  • 24x60x10 open front shed

This thoughtfully designed and functional 2 story pole barn helped the equestrians because: 

  • Horses kept indoors are often healthier than those that live outdoors
  • Separate spaces for wash bays, tack-room and clubhouse keep dust and debris to a minimum
  • Enclosing the stairwell keeps feed, bedding and dusty materials from wafting to second floor
  • Pulleys make loading and unloading a breeze 
  • Vapor barrier and proper insulation keeps horses safe from the elements 
  • Siding designed to naturally rust on the surface will create a rustic natural look that ages well