Cat Hill Barn Renovation, A Wonderful Update Of A Centuries-Old Structure
An old barn is not exactly the picture of a cozy and glamorous family home but you would be surprised to see how spectacular transformations can be. There are plenty of old barns that got transformed and turned into private homes .
And if the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about ‘barn living’ is drafty or rustic , we bring you a barn renovation that will prove you wrong:
Originally built in the late 1700’s as agricultural storage for the neighbouring Cat Hill Hall, the building in recent years stood neglected and was at the point of complete ruin. Snook Architects, an award-winning architectural practice based in Liverpool, take on the challenge to transform this dilapidated eighteenth-century barn in Yorkshire into a modern home with chunky wooden trusses, exposed brickwork and a double-height family kitchen.
In part of the effort to get the new plan approved, Snook Architects had to avoid changing the exterior to look too much like a house. As a result, the outside of the Yorkshire home still looks much like it did when it was used as an agricultural shed, while the interior is throughly updated and modern, with an open plan, concrete floors on the ground level, exposed beams, sleek kitchen cabinetry, and a brick fireplace that provides a nice backdrop to the dinner table on one side and a centerpiece for the living area on the other.
Scroll down to see the Cat Hill Barn renovation project where old and new meet face-to-face with spectacular results, a proof that an old barn ca be a source of inspiration – a big, blank space in which to create.