When was the last time you thought to yourself, ‘I’d love to live in a 150 year-old grain barn store!”? I’m sure for most of you the answer is never, but for a few of you who are thinking it may be cool… there’s even a cooler part. One 150+ year old barn is now renovated into a modern four bedroom home that takes cues from its heritage but conveys a new minimalistic design aesthetic.
The renovated barn shows how modern day architecture can transform even the most simplest of structures. This isn’t the only example of refurbished barns for one architecture firm that is making this a way of life.
Nicolas Tye Architects has made a great reputation for themselves in refurbishing barns, barn stores and agricultural structures into inhabitable homes that are modern and beautiful residential homes. In one of the barn conversions in Bedfordshire the essence of the structure was preserved and expansive glass enabled the inhabitants to enjoy the wide open countryside vistas.
“The essence and character of the traditional agricultural building has been retained in the double height open plan nature of the barn.”… Nicolas Tye Architects
In another conversion in Home Counties, the 150+ year-old barn was converted into a beautiful home that once again keeps the character of the barn while embracing a modern and open airiness to the interiors.
“A new building was slid into the extrusion of the existing space, respecting the frame and roof of the original barn. A vast fully glazed gable end with a panoramic view of the local countryside forms the end point of a journey through an open plan 250m2 ground floor space.”… Nicolas Tye Architects.
Residential architecture takes on a new twist with these barn conversion projects. They are fine examples of architecture transforming a structure that had one purpose and now becoming a uniquely designed form that is one-of-a-kind with ties to a historical past.
All photo credits: Nicolas Tye Architects