House Plans: Characterful Barn Self-Build

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
2nd May 2018

Looking forward to their future retirement, Brian and Loveday Ellis had their hearts set on a traditional home in a peaceful countryside location.

Inspired by home construction magazines including Build It, they decided self-build was the right route to realise their dream.

They opted for Potton’s Wickhambrook Barn design – a four-bedroom property combining contemporary interiors with a traditional barn-style exterior.

Fact file: 4-bed Timber Frame Home
  • NamesBrian & Loveday Ellis
  • Type of buildSelf-build
  • StyleBarn
  • Construction methodTimber frame
  • House size376m² (incl. 81m2 garage)
  • Project cost£759,155

With the build complete, the Ellises have no regrets. Downstairs, they have a kitchen, sitting room, study-cum-cinema area, snug, dining zone in the hall, separate utility and plant space. There are four bedrooms upstairs, plus a family bathroom.

Swathes of daylight fill their agricultural-style home, partly thanks to the inclusion of rooflights.

Ground floor:

Ground floor house plan

First floor:

First floor house plan

Self-build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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