Having purchased this 17th Century Grade II Listed barn and attached stable block buildings in the idyllic village of Weston Underwood, our clients wished to create a four bedroom family home which would encompass all the facets of modern living.
The traditional historic exterior appearance has been retained, allowing the barn to relate comfortably to its immediate context, whilst providing a contemporary 21st Century contrast internally, whilst still celebrating the buildings materials and architectural features.
Materials were used to maintain the local vernacular and the barn’s appearance in the Conservation Area including timber window and door openings; slate to match the existing roof on the main barn and to replace the corrugated roof on the stable block; large areas of glazing; timber stable doors painted in a conservation colour; rubble stone for terrace and retaining walls to planters and cast iron gutters and down pipes.
The internal layout was carefully designed to work with all the existing openings in order to maintain the true essence of the building’s original purpose as a granary store and stable block. The ‘L’ shaped configuration has allowed all the internal living spaces and accommodation to have views over the secluded south east facing courtyard garden.
A 16 KWH air source heat pump has been installed in order to heat the property, together with an automated home heating system.
Our clients are delighted with the finished project and it has recently won' Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion' in the LABC Central Building Excellence Awards 2016.