Conversion and renovation of a 17th-century barn to bring it up to date and reflect the current family dynamic.
In this conversion, it was very important to the customer that all the original features were retained as this was the charm that attracted them to the barn in the first instance. The architect wholly embraced the idea, of not only restoring the barn but also, in some key areas, of exposing the timber frame structure to create a truly stunning effect. These ‘open’ walls visually divided the spaces but also allowed for a ‘broken plan’ feel.
All new materials that were added, such as the solid timber stair treads and wrought iron railings, were simple and honest, yet elegant and appropriate to the building and in all helped to create a sensational family home.