For Rob and Jo Glew, the road to their ideal home was a long one. The couple’s self-build land was purchased along with their original property in 1998. However, plagued by restrictive planning policies, it took twenty years for them to build their oak frame barn, and eight years later, convert it into a residential dwelling.
The Glews had their hearts set on wide open spaces, with large-format wood flooring planks and tiles. Establishing a seamless transition between inside and out was also important for the pair, who do a lot of entertaining.
A striking floating staircase, a well thought-out lighting scheme and an eye-catching wood burning stove were on the priority list, too.
The couple’s favourite part of the house is the kitchen-snug. “We can fling the doors open and watch the sun setting over the garden and the field beyond. We’re really pleased with the outcome – this is exactly the home that we dreamt of.”