Turning a 16th-century barn into a home was a colossal but rewarding project
It all started when Ben’s parents bought a piece of land to extend their garden. As it happened, Feeringbury Farm Barn, a timber-framed 16th-century barn, was part of the sale and so they gave it to Ben and Freddie as a gift.
‘Despite initial misgivings on my part, the prospect of living in the country seemed like a sensi
Contemporary barn conversions offer lofty living spaces
The hollowed-out shell of a barn offers high ceilings, a lofty sense of airiness and, most importantly, enough space to create an easy-flow, open-plan area that invites laid-back living. It's the reason a number of resourceful homeowners have converted old barns into beautiful modern homes.
From a 200-year-old countryside build in Rhode Island to a light and airy transformation in Yorkshire, these barn conversions show just how cool living modern farm-style can be.
New York barn, USA
Just along the Hudson Valley in New York there lies a tiny hamlet called Tivoli. It's got that real small-town ambience that celebra