A New Farm house
We were asked to develop proposals for a new house at the centre of an agricultural estate in Oxfordshire.
The clients’ initial aspiration was to build a replacement dwelling on the site of some 1930s workers cottages, but following our engagement we turned our attention to a beautiful but neglected group of farm buildings nearby. These centered around a fine unlisted 18th century barn, which had a series of modern agricultural sheds and silos attached.
We developed proposals with the landscape architect Kim Wilkie for a new wing to the barn and the conversion of the grain silos to accommodation. The new building was designed in a subtle contemporary arts and crafts approach, subservient to the main structure, which created a generous 5 bedroom family house with extensive outbuildings.The barn was retained as an unconverted space.