This beautiful barn conversion by London based architects McLaren Excell, is a great example of a sensitive re-interpretation of an old building into a contemporary residence. Set in the English country side, the original structure dates back to the late eighteens century - with various additions and alterations added throughout the years.
The architects at McLaren Excell faced the task of stripping the building back to its essence - involving re-structuring and re-servicing the entire building whilst opening up the spaces to create a light and modern living space. With clean lines, a timeless finishes palette of white oiled oak, natural stone and existing brick the interior space nods to its past whilst incorporating the elements desired in contemporary living. The existing timber beams sits perfectly against the bright white walls, and the sliding black steel staircase add a clever access point to the more intimate loft space level.
A large fireplace and chimney anchor the open plan living space and solid oak joinery and furniture link the spaces together.
An inspiring space in its simplicity - ( although I can imagine not without its challenges during construction!)
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