Listed Barn ConversionSomerset Levels
When Duncan and Andrea began work on their listed barn conversion, they wanted a home that reflected their sustainability commitment. O2i Design Ltd created a contemporary home amidst a courtyard of listed barns.
The traditional external shell was retained to preserve the original barn features. A modern core, complete with clean lines and cutting edge renewable technologies, provides comfortable living space and an exciting juxtaposition with the exterior. Specialist contractors completed extensive remedial work to the structure before work could begin internally and a ground-source heat pump, ground-mounted solar panels, heavy insulation, energy-efficient hybrid glazing, and underfloor heating all contribute to making the property as energy efficient as possible.
Work has been phased into three separate packages to ensure financial commitments are manageable.
A muted palette of white, grey, timber and polished concrete finish off the look.
The barn is a light, contemporary, open-plan house that has kept the essential character and charm of the original building. Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine featured this renovation in their February 2018 issue. Photographs courtesy of ©Nigel Rigden. More recently, Metro Newspaper featured the property in their property supplement of 19 March 2019. Photographs courtesy of ©Bill Bradshaw