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Hartland Twp. ‘barndo’ offers versatility

Whether you call it a “barndominium” or a “barndo,” a steel and sheet metal house in Hartland Township that’s up for sale is a unique place to call home. 

The three-story house is located at 2360 Cullen Road near Highland Road and U.S.-23 in Livingston County. It has a Howell mailing address and is about 9 miles north of Brighton and about 12 miles west of Milford.

Built in 2016, the 4,700-square-foot home sits on a lot that’s more than five acres. The asking price is $960,000.

This two-story 7,500-square-foot house in Brighton Twp. is nicknamed by the owner "Casa De Fratelli Ed Una Principessa" (the house of the three brothers and a princess). It was built in 2006, has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. It sits on a 2-acre lot a the end of a cul de sac near Beach Lake and the asking price is $4.5 million

John Luke, associate broker with RE/MAX Platinum in Hartland and who listed the house for sale, said so-called “barndominiums” like this one have been around for years on the west coast and are becoming popular in the Midwest.

“It’s kind of a craze right now,” he said. “You can have a place where you can both live and work.”