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A Contemporary Barn

Frameless picture windows dot the facade to make the most of the expansive views

A Contemporary Barn.
A Contemporary Barn. Credit: Michele Rossi

Ashworth Parkes Architects for private client
Contract value: undisclosed
GIA: 312m2

This house sits on the long, narrow footprint of two workers’ cottages. Their ‘barn style’ replacement uses the requested traditional agricultural palette of brick, stained black timber, red clay plain tiles and mill finish aluminium, but with a precision, level of detail and constructional techniques appropriate to a 21st century private house. The timber frame was fabricated offsite to ensure three dimensional precision for the setting out of the vertical rainscreen cladding boards. Frameless picture windows dot the facade to make the most of the expansive views. Inside a cocktail bar and matching occasional table are fabricated from sheets of unlaquered perforated brass. The bespoke kitchen was also designed by the practice.

  • A Contemporary Barn.
    A Contemporary Barn. Credit: Michele Rossi
  • A Contemporary Barn.
    A Contemporary Barn. Credit: Michele Rossi
  • A Contemporary Barn.
    A Contemporary Barn. Credit: Michele Rossi
  • A Contemporary Barn.
    A Contemporary Barn. Credit: Michele Rossi
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