CSA ref: 2219
Following extensive work on their family farmhouse, our client asked us to convert a series of redundant farm buildings set around a traditional farmyard into residential accommodation, ensuring that they retained the look and feel of the original farm, but with modern conveniences and styling details.
The original single storey stable block, and adjacent two-storey barn, had been rendered redundant by modern farming methods, and replaced by a larger purpose-built structure elsewhere, so the old barnyard area was no-longer in constant use by farm traffic. This enabled us to design a communal courtyard, overlooked by each of the barns with shared amenity area, so that the two two-bedroom and two four-bedroom properties could be rented individually or together by a larger group, for a family holiday.
The conversion draws inspiration from the agricultural setting of the barns, with the original granite walling and quoins complimented with reclaimed Delabole roof slate and vertical red cedar cladding. Existing window openings have been retained and fitted with new aluminium glazing, and larger existing openings have been infilled with timber cladding and new glazing, carefully proportioned to match the existing and internal layout.
Roof lights along the rear elevation and a contemporary triangular glazing feature work to maximise light internally within the barns where window openings are limited. Vaulted ceilings and exposed solid oak trusses throughout create light and airy living accommodation with warmth and solidity, complemented with neutral internal finishes that further amplify the feeling of space.
This sensitive palette of natural materials, used both externally and internally, help to tie the properties into their natural agricultural setting while creating a welcoming and luxurious feel for the occupants.