These two Grade II-listed barns, built in 1876, have been linked with a modern extension. The main barn has a kitchen/dining area on the ground floor, plus a snug, utility room and cloakroom. Upstairs is the main bedroom, a bathroom, a dressing room and a study. In the second barn, there’s a playroom/media room, two guest bedrooms, a dressing room and a shower room on the ground floor, with the children’s bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. The single-storey extension between the two barns comprises a hallway, sunken living room and music room.
The interiors are impressive, natural and organic. Style oozes from the muted colour scheme, the skillful blend of contemporary and original features, the rich textures and luxurious finishes – and the perfectly judged balance of scale and intimacy. Mismatched antiques add an eclectic touch to the console table pictured here.
This space, which sits in the new extension, is the first room you see when you enter the house. A half-wall separates it off from the hallway that leads to each barn, without blocking exterior views. Low-slung sofas and a fur-covered chaise invite lounging.
This double-height dining room – presided over by a cast-bronze cow’s head – defines cool, country style. The balcony was designed to hold its weight. The large vintage table has an agricultural look that has been offset with precise lines and clean, smooth materials, such as the glass galleried landing and poured-resin floor.
Half the island contains storage and the rest is open, so the stools can be tucked beneath when not in use. The acid-etched steel splashback epitomises the rusty, agricultural look the owner hoped to achieve in the kitchen.
Kitchen units and island
Pippa Paton Design
This is one of the most used rooms in the house, so the owners wanted to make it a real surprise to walk into. Streamlined units, a soothing colour scheme and ‘wow’ features, such as this antique stone trough converted into a basin, give this space a characterful yet elegant feel.
A glass-clad balcony makes the most of this spacious landing. Glazed balustrades let light flow from surrounding areas. They’re safe and inject a little modernity with minimal obstruction to the property’s orginal features.
Similar toughened glazing
Urban Glass Systems
The vintage Italian chandelier makes a huge statement in this muted master bedroom. Everything is painted white to create a really calm feel. Quirky curios give this space a rustic cool aesthetic, tying in with the rest of the house.
Showjumping rosettes have been strung up around the room to add a burst of colour to this childrens room. Matching floral bedding, pale blue walls and vintage-style beds give the room a cohesive feel. Twin beds mean that friends can sleep over in comfort.