WG Carter carried out major structural repairs and extensive renovations to convert this derelict barn into a stunning 6 bedroomed Cotswold house.
The 2-storey barn was completely refurbished whilst the attached single storey barn was demolished and rebuilt as part of the house using the reclaimed stone. Once the gable end wall had been tied in and secured, a new Spanish slate roof was installed. New openings were formed for the new metal Crittall style windows including a number of feature slot apertures.
Internally, all the exposed existing beams were sandblasted and treated to bring them back to their former glory. Some internal walls were finished in rough cast plaster to work with the beams to retain the feel of an old barn. Other walls were repaired and repointed and left as exposed existing stone and a number of feature walls were clad in vertical reclaimed oak panelling.
The ground floor living accommodation is completely open plan and comprises a large entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen and snug. There are 6 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. The two floors are joined by a stunning central spiral staircase, which rises out from the centre of the house. The staircase is completely bespoke, designed and made for the barn by a specialist. It is manufactured out of steel with oak treads. The balustrading around the first floor landing is also made of steel, creating an ultra modern chic interior in an ancient barn.
The kitchen at the rear of the property is fitted with contemporary high quality Bulthaup units and appliances along with an Everhot electric Aga-style oven. The fully glazed wall with its series of Crittall style double opening doors gives easy access to, and views over, the surrounding fields.
WG Carter also constructed the patios that surround the barn and carried out the hard landscaping for the car parking area. In addition, we repaired and, where necessary rebuilt, the very extensive stretch of dry stone walling.
Architect: Anderson Orr
Photographer: Andrew Beasley