|Fact file: 15th Century Barn Conversion
House size: 123m2
Architect: Adrian Pearson
Self build house plans re-created using Arcon 3D Home Design Software, www.3darchitect.co.uk
Annie and Ken Stirk's sensitive approach to their 15th Century barn conversion allowed them to find a solution that made great use of the limited space and reasured their planning officer.
Despite being unable to enlarge the original window openings, architect Adrian Pearson managed to create a contemporary design that contrasts the original features while not detracting from them.
A ground floor extension, a cantilevered first floor master bedroom with ensuite, and a mezzanine reading room all combine to provide ample living space while retaining a full-height area in between.
“The mix of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design is stunning,” says Annie.