This house in open countryside is converted from a barn. The idea of the renovation was to create a house that sat naturally in the landscape, appear to be traditional agricultural building and was comfortable enough living space for the contemporary lifestyle. Two new wings and a swimming pool were added to it. The main barn building become a single open space with 9 meter high oak boarded ceiling. A lot of wood in that space and a large contemporary fireplace give a sense of warmth to it. All buildings feature a quite simple materials pallet: Cotswold stone floors, oak floors, beams, doors and ceilings and white painted plasterwork. The energy to run the under-floor heating is created by ground source heat pumps buried in adjacent land.
Source: McLean Quinlan