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This Party Barn Is The Perfect House Plan For Hosting

There’s nothing Southerners love more than entertaining, and when it comes to hosting company, the more the merrier. Though we’re known to make the most of any space for any occasion, there’s something extra special about a dedicated area for parties on your property. Your dining room might be the first place that comes to mind, but we’re here to help you think bigger: a Party Barn (SL-2099).

What’s In The Party Barn Plan?

You can create a fun, unique space for gatherings with this 618-square-foot outbuilding designed by Bill Holloway and Luke Sippel of Lake + Land Studio, architects of the 2023 Southern Living Idea House in Tennessee. This Southern host’s dream offers plenty of natural light and open space. You’ll get a true barn look and feel with this build. With the cupola on the roof, exposed beams all around the interior, bi-folding doors on a track, and skylight beams at the top of the interior, this plan incorporates some of the key elements from a traditional barn.

Laurey W. Glenn; Stylist: Matthew Gleason

Easy Access

On the exterior, two large garage doors open for seamless transitions in and out. With easy access to the outdoors and a 313-square-foot side porch, Idea House interior designer Laura Hodges felt it was important to maintain that indoor-outdoor feel. For the 2023 Idea House, she incorporated Summer Classics fabric into her design to continue to bring the outdoors in.

“Even if you come in from the pool, you can sit on the furniture and not worry,” says Hodges. “We used outdoor fabric from Summer Classics and upholstered the bench cushions.”

Laurey W. Glenn; Stylist: Matthew Gleason

Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings at 20’ 8” feet await inside alongside a built-in dining area and a kitchenette. The open space creates the ultimate entertaining center for any happening.

“I wanted the space to feel modular and ready for lots of different occasions, said Hodges. “You could move all this furniture out and just have one big open space and your dining space is still built in.”

Laurey W. Glenn; Stylist: Matthew Gleason


With a kitchenette on site, you won’t have to travel back and forth from your main property to the festivities. The Idea House design features party-ready products from Monogram Hearth, including a pizza oven, beverage fridge, and ice maker. The countertop is copper clad, which is part of an anvil collection from Grothouse.

Buy The Plan

If you’re looking give your company an experience they’ll never forget, look no further than this gorgeous Party Barn house plan. Build your own party barn by purchasing the Party Barn (SL-2099) at