What is it about barn conversions that I like? Well I recon you can’t go wrong with acres of wood, glass and light. They can of course turn out very wrong. When you try to squeeze a normal house-like space into a barn it doesn’t work. But for those who are prepared to re-think ‘house’ and indeed, space, they can be magnificent. Here are a few I like.
Wow, what a confident space. I love how it stares you straight in the face! The slit windows and giant door look more like a fort. The curved grey roof is a worthy feature.
I love a beam, provided I am not going to hit my head (unlikely, 5ft 2 and 3/4s), or if they are ‘lets pretend’. These wooden wonders look just perfect against the crisp white walls and exposed brick.
The oak frame here is happily highlighted by the sage green walls.
Located in rural Switzerland, this home makes good use of contrasting textures and horizontal lines.
Another view inside another beautiful home. The infinite tiles and bricks are the perfect backdrop for some hugable topiary.
I like how open this space is, and the combination of wood, brick and black metal. An enviable island too!
Sometimes it is nice to retreat into a dark interior, I love the cut-out window of this bedroom up in the eaves.
Moments of joy in architecture – this barn-shaped wooden frame links the two floors with striking grace.
A bespoke kitchen that brings a balance of curves into an olde worlde space.
We end on a more rustic note, calming symmetry, and a view that goes on and on!