losttrail Posted July 29, 2019 Share Posted July 29, 2019 Hello. I recently upgraded from Home Designer Suite 2018 to Home Designer Architectural 2020. We are getting ready to start building our retirement home back in my home of Montana. We have decided that we want a Monitor style Pole barn look, see the attached image. Still discussing with builder as to whether structure will be traditional stick framing 2x6 or pole barn. I can get the mail floor designed, no problem. What I am having trouble with is the 2nd "floor" structure. In our case, that feature will NOT be an actual floor since we are done with stairs. We just love the look and want it for light and ventilation. I have found the threads for pole barn design here in this forum, but they do not address the Monitor style, just simple gable roof. Looking for info on how to design the 2nd 'floor' roof and have it open to below. Again, I don't need to design for pole barn structure, I can use standard 6" exterior walls. I just need to get the style so I can submit to our builder and we can then determine if he will construct by standard 2x6 stick frame or pole barn. He has many years of experience in both and we have seen multiple examples in person of his work on both and have talked with many of his customers, some of which will be our neighbors. Hopefully HD Architectural 2020 is capable of this and I'm just missing something. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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