01. Project Detail
A 19th Century farm complex in the middle of Dartmoor National Park. This former milking parlour forms part of a cluster of agricultural buildings, adjacent to the main farm building. Redundant and not used for a number of years, the building needed a new lease of life.
We maintained the roadside form and appearance of the barn, however, as the building extends towards the more private elevation, a more radical facelift was designed. We demolished half of the barn and, adopting the same footprint, ‘extruded’ out a contemporary green oak and glass form. Significant re-grading of the landscape allowed connection to the main farmhouse and created a new private, external terrace.
The open plan, double height space provides additional living accommodation, with bedrooms located in a loft room and in the old barn.
The project has featured in numerous magazine articles, including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Build-It magazine, House Beautiful Magazine, Self-Build Magazine and a large feature in the U.S. Houzz website, achieving International recognition. The conversion was also voted ‘ Best Oak Framed Home in the UK’ 2014.