Although the design was open to the duo’s interpretation, they were careful to respect the history of the building too.
‘We kept the original pentagon shape of the barn but added a courtyard in the middle. Glass corridors with Crittall-style doors helped us achieve a beautiful flow of light into the house – it’s lovely to have that outside feeling whilst being indoors.
‘And when it came to the kitchen, we decided on a traditional English feel which worked well with the overall pared back farmhouse feel.’
Sustainable, natural and local materials were also key to the renovation.
‘We opted to have all the walls constructed from lime plaster which makes the house completely breathable and non-pollutant – as well as visually charming.
‘For the windows and doors, we went for steel frames which really complemented the original features of the barn. If we’d gone for aluminium or something cheaper it just wouldn't have had the same effect, nor would it have been as environmentally friendly.
‘The driveway is made from Horsham stone, and we sourced our timber from a local supplier too.’