Planning and listed building consent was achieved to convert these traditional barns into a large single dwelling.
The design makes full use of the existing buildings, but with some major changes including the insertion of a floor to provide upper level accommodation. The magnificence of the main barn is emphasised by the full height hall space with stair and gallery, lit by full height glazing to one of the cart doors, which functions as the main entrance. A bridge link between rooms is used in another part of the building to allow the qualities of the traditional barn to be enjoyed.
The south facing orangery creates a fantastic glazed garden room, linking the main and ancillary barns and avoiding the sequence of rooms or narrow corridors found in many barn conversions. Heat gain is managed through a natural passive stack ventilation system
The intention was always to maintain the character of the existing set of buildings by the careful use of space and materials. The scheme has provided the barns with a long term and viable future as well as improved the setting of the neighbouring listed farmhouse.