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Cotswold Restoration & Conversion

This extensive restoration, part reconstruction and conversion of a former derelict barn and cattle shed – on an enviable hilltop location in the Cotswolds – resulted in a stunning, six-bedroom, countryside getaway.

Retaining the original barn forms and stonework façade, the new design – arranged around a courtyard space – presents a contemporary extension, with black ‘hit and miss’ boarding, zinc roof and wrap around Crittall glazing.

Large open plan, light-filled living areas – including a bespoke kitchen / diner by Kitchen Architecture – enjoy long-distance views of the gardens and surrounding landscape. A sculptural staircase at the core of the plan, provides architectural and artistic drama, as well as being a functional space divide, between living areas.

Throughout, exposed steel beams and timber trusses unite rural architecture with accents of light industrial design – woven together with steel frame Crittall windows. This meeting of styles follows through with eclectic interior architecture and design, working alongside Nia Morris – whose elegant, tactile and hardwearing materials were carefully selected to withstand the wear and tear of an outdoors country lifestyle.

Project Details
Project Name North Barn
Project Reference 15106
Planning Consultant JPPC Chartered Town Planners
Main Contractor W G Carter
Structural Engineer OMK
Interior Design Nia Morris Design
Photography © Andrew Beasley