House 035 – Grade 2 Listed Modern Barn Conversion

Modern barn conversions are more popular than ever, with more and more people seeing the potential beauty in dilapidated listed buildings and enlisting architects to bring that beauty into the spotlight. The addition of indoors pools and contemporary styling adds value and wider appeal in the up market housing industry. 

At Andrew Wallace, we specialise in these modern barn conversions as well as new builds with a similar style and presence. 

This modern barn conversion site is located on greenbelt countryside and comprises a small group of agricultural buildings. The brief for the Manchester based architects, Andrew Wallace, involved a grade 2 listed barn conversion, with the finished product being a four bedroom family residence with a new building to house a swimming pool attached, as well as the refurbishment of the adjacent farmhouse as a residence for a younger family member.

Large areas of glazing were introduced to the barn conversion to create ‘voids’ that reflect the character and appearance of an open barn or agricultural shed. These new glazing elements respect the original features of the existing while allowing light deep into the barn to suit modern living.

Existing architectural archaeology such as the stone arched openings and timber roof trusses within the main building have been retained; where new elements are inserted they appear light, modern and subservient to the existing.

The overall concept for both buildings was to deal with the restoration of listed buildings of considerable character in a sympathetic but imaginative way, using a mixture of modern and traditional materials and forms to produce exciting and attractive contemporary buildings that sit comfortably on the site.

This modern barn conversion was an exciting project to work on, with an end project that fulfils the brief, adds value to the existing building, and complements its surroundings.

If you are looking to undertake a commercial residential building – please get in touch.