A barn conversion built from a traditional concrete portal frame, yet with modern industrial interior contemporary features.

The starting point for the design were the existing concrete portals, arranged like a rib-cage to outline the rectangular footprint of this 4000 sq ft building, with the challenge to convert it into a spacious, well-lit family home, but maintaining the original character to the exterior.

All rooms follow the same design principles with exposed concrete portals to show the origin of the building,  with new additional internal structures built inside to create layers of living accommodation with a stunning mix of brick, glass and white plastered walls.

The double-height entrance hall, steel and glass floating staircase with bridge-link to the 1st floor study and mezzanine living room.  To celebrate the industrial style the entrance hall is completed with a vertical mesh from floor to ceiling screen, which leads to a hidden secret interior patio area.

The remainder of the ground floor is split into a ‘private wing’ featuring 5-bedrooms and en-suites and a ‘public wing’ housing the kitchen, utility, dining room, living room & snug.  Built from SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) to reduce build-time, clad with timber externally making the building more sustainable and complementary to its surrounds.