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What is a Barrel Vault Foyer? Pictures of Barrel Vault Foyers by Custom Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 @ 13:04 PM

What, exactly, is a Barrel Vault Foyer?

Custom Home Builder Photos of Barrel Vault Foyers

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A barrel vault foyer offers a unique, arched ceiling treatment and can be used to accentuate many different styles of architecture.

In this Arts and Crafts custom home, a barrel vault foyer draws the eye upwards, and adds a dramatic touch to the first room in the home.

What is a Barrel Vault Foyer, Photos of Barrel Vault Foyers, NC Custom Home Builders

 

Height doesn't matter.  Barrel vault foyers can be either one story or two story foyers.

In this photo, the barrel vault foyer is even more impressive with the addition of an inset plant shelf on both sides of the upper foyer.

The arched picture window with prairie style grids perfectly follows the signature curve of the ceiling.

 

 

 

What is a Barrel Vault Foyer, Photos of Barrel Vault Foyers, NC Custom Home Builders

A home with a full height, two story foyer feels grand and luxurious when completed with a barrel vault ceiling.

This is a great example of how a typical rectangular window can add appealing contrast to a barrel vault foyer ceiling.  The window helps emphasize the clean, crisp lines of the built-in plant shelf and decorative columns. 

The barrel vault ceiling coordinates perfectly with the arched opening to the Formal Dining.

 

 

What is a Barrel Vault Foyer, Photos of Barrel Vault Foyers, NC Custom Home Builders

 

A shallow barrel vault ceiling can even add interest to a lower ceiling in a more typical foyer. 

The barrel vault foyer in this Craftsman/traditional home brings more attention to the marvelous arches and cut out openings throughout the first floor.

No matter what type of custom home you're considering, a barrel vault foyer may be just right - and as you can see, the foyer can be charming, impressive, or somewhere perfectly in between!

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