|Fact file: Characterful barn conversion
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
House size: 102m2
Architect: Cave Architects
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
Converting a damp, dark, 200-year-old barn with a small footprint presents a number of design obstacles. Despite the building’s listed status, Emma and Andy Gordon were equal to the challenge and have created a charming light-filled home.
The large picture windows on the southern gable end were crucial to the success of the project, giving the dingy agricultural building the potential to become a comfortable dwelling with stunning views.
Emma, an interior designer, was eager to preserve the structures historical elements by emphasising its timber a-frame and stone walls. These features provide a striking contrast to the otherwise contemporary interior, including brightly coloured steel supports and furniture.