What a challenge it was for the architect to
use the unusual configuration of this barn and
its connected buildings to create a highly
insulated, practical and interesting family home.The cow shed was converted to become the
kitchen showing off the roof trusses, above stainless
steel units and a stone floor.
Semi-circular windows now fill what were once
blind arches in the west wall.
The central section of the building was kept as one
room open to the underside of the rafters, which at
ground level is separated from the dining area with
a two way fireplace. A semi-circular staircase leads
from this central section to a gallery landing which
acts as a link between the first floor rooms.
The vertically boarded maple doors, the oak
window frames, the stone floors covering the
underfloor heating and the interesting use of
stainless steel all show the wide range of materials
that have been used in this project.