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Barrel Vault Ceiling Features
What is a Barrel Vault, and How Can It Accent Your Home?
If you're looking for a unique feature that will add "WOW" to your new home, you'll love a Barrel Vault ceiling.
Barrel vault ceilings can be incorporated into many different styles of homes, without wasting space.
This two story foyer features a multi-level barrel vault ceiling, accented by a wrought iron overlook, fully trimmed plant shelf, and a matching arched window.
Barrel vault ceilings aren't limited to luxury homes. Homes in the mid $200s can include features like these.
Unique Pass Throughs
In this home, the foyer connects to the large family room through a very short hallway underneath the dual staircase.
The curved barrel vault ceiling draws the eye, along with other details like the inset art area.
The contrasting decorator paint adds to the effect, lifting the ceiling while pulling the eyes upward.
Barrel Vaulted Hallways
An ordinary hallway is transformed to the extraordinary by this barrel vaulted ceiling.
The vault has been carried through approximately 12 feet of hallway length, adding a distinctive look and feel to a formerly somewhat boring passage.
Historically, barrel vaults have been found in long hallways in decadent buildings, like the Marwar Hall in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. The Cloisters in New York City is another exemplary example of a barrel vault hallway.
One Story Homes Can Stand Out Too
Even a one story home can offer an incomparable entrance.
This barrel vaulted foyer has been carefully accented with individually placed knotty pine wainscotting, set on the horizontal.
Intellectually Refined Barrel Vault
This short hallway has been set apart with both a barrel vaulted ceiling and a carefully designed built in bookcase.
A barrel vault can also be known as a tunnel vault or a wagon vault.
The technical definition of a barrel vault is "an architectural element formed by the extrusion of a single curve (or pair of curves, in the case of a pointed barrel vault) along a given distance. The curves are typically circular in shape, lending a semi-cylindrical appearance to the total design."
Layers of Arches Add Exceptional Grace
Add incomparable beauty to any home with a barrel vault ceiling.
A well qualified builder or architect can help you incorporate features like these into your next home.
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