Working with Edgars and the client, Thinking Buildings have recently submitted this scheme for planning permission.
Located in Buckinghamshire, the Grade II listed barns were converted in the 1980s, although not as sympathetically as they might have been. The timber clad section on the left of this 3D render image has the most wonderful 18th Century timber frame that is a key part of the interiors of this building. Unfortunately the inclusion of a bedroom on an inserted mezzanine floor was blocking the frame from being fully visible and appreciated.
Our proposal removes a lot of the 1980s interventions to create a large open plan kitchen, dining and snug in the threshing barn, perfect for modern family living. The mezzanine is retained but opened up with a new modern glass and timber stair and balcony, to create a study. Due to the loss of a bedroom from this remodelling, a new extension is proposed to house a master suite with dressing and ensuite bathroom. The extension is sensitively designed to complement the form and materials of the historic structure, carefully balanced to not overpower the original structure. We’re sure the local authority conservation team will agree!