House plans: Barn converted into Scandinavian-style home

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Dutch barn built in 1992 converted into a stylish, contemporary home

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Project: Conversion
House size: 300m2
Bedrooms: 1
Builder: Douglas Forrest

Self build house plans re-created using Arcon 3D Home Design Software,

Ground floor

One bedroom uk house plans - ground floor


One bedroom uk house plans - mezzanine

Douglas Forrest has been practising architecture for over 35 years and decided to convert a ruined Dutch barn, only previously used for storing straw, into a home for himself and his wife Carol.

Douglas’s aim with the conversion was to retain as elements that revealed its history. The project was completed in only 8 months and is set out in a Scandinavian style.

Some key features include a partial glass screen in the kitchen, allowing it to still feel open plan but with some sound proofing. There are glass alcoves in the master bedroom and the house also features lots of storage space in order to minimise clutter.

Redundant steel braces from an old airfield have been retained as pillars, one of which is used to support the television. 

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