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Contemporary Homes

Contemporary Dutch Barn

Commissioned by a private client self-building their family home, this Contemporary dwelling – based on a simple, traditionally proportioned agricultural Dutch barn – presents understated, plain barn-style elevations representative of the local vernacular, reimagined through the use of modern materials.

A vertical timber louvered skin encases a glass rectilinear form, set within an exposed steel frame – designed in collaboration with OMK Design Consultancy Ltd – all held beneath a striking curved zinc roof.

Large expanses of glazing provide long-distance views out over the private gardens and landscape of the Vale of White Horse beyond – optimised particularly, from ground to first floor, via an open tread stair with glass balustrades. A stunning, minimalist kitchen provides verdant views out - while timber louvers offer solar shading and privacy screening from a public footpath and road running along the side of the property.

Project Details
Project Name Owl Barn
Project Reference 14107
Main Contractor Client
Interior Design Client
Landscape Design Client
Photography © Andrew Beasley