Traditional Architecture

Renovation Detail: Board and Batten Siding

While some people dream of sugarplum fairies, I spend my slumbers dreaming of attractively manicured houses. As of late, I have been snoozing with dreams of homes with board and batten exteriors. The outside treatment is a vertical layout created by installing broad wooden planks with smaller wooden battens covering their seams.

The fun part about this style of siding is that there is no standard for board or batten widths and spacings, allowing for innovation. You may even develop varying patterns on one home by employing multiple board to-batten ratios.

The setup method also insulates your home well. Insulation and a moisture barrier have tucked between the outside wall of the house and the siding, together with the wide boards going up next and the battens last.

TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders

A one-and-a-half-story cottage-style board and batten also emphasizes this traditional 1902 foursquare. Notice how the layout team played with proportion whilst installing the board and batten on each story.

Cathy Schwabe Architecture

This seaside home features 1 x 12 planks with 2 x two battens in Western red cedar.

Wayne Windham Architect, P.A.

Board and batten siding, a metal roof and diagonal cross balustrades combine to make a farmhouse feel in this home in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

Candlelight Homes

White board and batten pops alongside brown clapboard and staggered shingle siding.

Erotas Building Corporation

Board and batten, occasionally referred to as barn siding, looks exceptionally nostalgic in a deep barn red.

Eskuche Design

Architect Peter Eskuche utilized board and batten siding to make Norwegian personality here.

Crisp Architects

Architect James Crisp utilized board and batten siding with this pool house and clapboard on the main residence to make a hierarchy between both structures.

Noel Cross+Architects

Board and batten in bright blue leaves for a vernacular selection in the diverse Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz, California.

Arcanum Architecture

This home in Menlo Park, California, includes a lot of their favorite design touches, including a metallic roof, exposed rafter tails, board and batten siding, awning windows and a ideal pergola.

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