Artemis Barn, Castleton

This approach can be traced back to Carlo Scarpa’s Castelvecchio Museum

Chiles Evans + Care Architects for private client

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 235m2

This conversion is a rare example of a ‘virtuous triangle’ of achievement, comprising an ambitious client, talented architect and artisan builder. After a long battle with the planning authority, it demonstrates an exemplary approach to a barn conversion for a modest budget.


The existing fabric is treasured and carefully preserved while highly-crafted new elements are added so the two eras of building complement each other. This approach can be traced back to Carlo Scarpa’s Castelvecchio Museum, and homage to the great Italian architect can be seen in the treatment of the lower part of the beautifully crafted stair. 

Great care has been lavished on every detail with client and builder intimately involved. The result is a finely-wrought house, with a wide range of contrasting spaces and clever planning that allows for subdivision of the house into zones for the various members of the family.

Regional Conservation Award


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