Central Village House
Previous consent was granted for this site, this gave a rough overall footprint as a base to work from. Using our extensive knowledge of barn conversions, we created a design that was a building of two halves, the first being a stone structure, then at 90° a second brick structure with a small gap separating the two. Within the gap we incorporated a two-storey glazed link incorporating an open bridge structure at first floor level that created an access across to the master bedroom suite.
We had a relatively open design brief and were able to incorporate features that we felt were both modern and traditional at the same time. The design included a large family kitchen space along with a living room and dining room, as well as multiuser room the clients could use as a study but could easily have been a playroom.
At first floor level we created an open and spacious landing with the aforementioned bridge accessing over part of the kitchen into the master bedroom.
We are particularly proud of the new feature staircase, it combined traditional oak treads with open glass handrails and is supported by a central hidden spine to look like a floating staircase.