In the picturesque village of Barnston, nestled within a conservation area, a remarkable transformation took place. What was once a disused working farm has now been reborn as a high-end bespoke development of ten truly unique homes. This case study sheds light on the journey in bringing this ambitious project to life.
The competitive tender process to undertake this project was rigorous. The development site, situated in a semi-rural setting in Barnston, posed several challenges. Being within a conservation area, it was important to ensure that the new development remained in harmony with the existing character of the region. The project aimed to breathe new life into the disused farm while preserving and repurposing as much of the original materials as possible.
One of the standout features of this project was the emphasis on restoration and sympathetic design. Great care was taken to restore features that aligned with the area’s character. A prime example of this approach was the meticulous restoration and recycling of sandstone masonry, returning it to its former glory. This not only preserved the historical essence of the site but also showcased a commitment to sustainability and conservation.
The ten homes in this development exhibit a striking diversity in architectural styles. The project includes barn conversions seamlessly blended with contemporary design elements. Unique re-modelled, redesigned, and new build homes were introduced, each boasting beautiful character features. This blend of old and new added to the charm and uniqueness of each residence, appealing to a wide range of potential homeowners.
This project was not merely about constructing homes; it was about creating a thriving community. Once completed, the development was transformed into an impressive gated community. The homes are surrounded by picturesque, sprawling countryside, providing a serene and idyllic living environment. This transformation has not only revitalized the site but also brought a sense of community to the area.
Birds Eye View
To capture the scale and beauty of this transformation, drone footage was employed. The video showcases the stunning landscapes, the architectural diversity, and the meticulous attention to detail in every home. You can view the footage here: Drone Footage.
Before and After
For an even more profound appreciation of the transformation, we invite you to view the before-and-after pictures in the comments section. The stark contrast between the disused farm and the luxury bespoke development is truly remarkable.
This development now serves as a shining example of what can be achieved when experienced professionals come together to breathe new life into forgotten spaces.