All the structure was maintained and exposed to view to keep the agricultural feel and large open space of the old barn.
The en suite is inserted into the bedroom and all original beams are kept in place and barn roof left exposed.
The old milking shed was converted to a bedroom with en suite. All the existing structure was cleaned by hand and original openings reused for windows and doors.
A modern open plan dining kitchen was created under the new bedroom mezzanine
A double sided fireplace and staircase was inserted to divide dining and living. The view showing the entire length of the listed barn structure was maintained.
All existing oak knees were left exposed with oak worktops installed to the kitchen to match the main barn oak structure. The kitchen range and fridge freezer were designed into the structure.
The flint and brick walls were repaired with the frame and then highly insulated. All existing tiles were carefully removed and then reinstalled.
The main barn openings were kept and framed in oak with new glazing to flood the barn with light. The clay lump barn and timber barn are connected with a white rendered link
The barn is painted black as is common in Suffolk.
A small and cosy winter snug was created in the link area with views into the main barn space and a door onto the garden. This snug has a small woodburner for winter use.
A new bathroom was inserted in the old potato store complete with wet room shower and freestanding bath. All existing walls throughout had to be kept due to the building being listed.
The derelict barn was in a state of disrepair before works started.