Successfully converting old farmhouses (stone barns, stables, manors, and piggeries alike), requires both the sympathy for historic details and the drive to innovate. Here are nine architects who have done it well.
David Nossiter Architects in Suffolk Above: Architect David Nossiter converted a 19th-century barn in Suffolk renovating windows, floors, and layout within the original structure. The house is listed for sale at The Modern House. Above: Moments in the design showcase contrasting old and new details. AR Design Studio in Hampshire Above: Architect Andy Ramus of AR Design Studio renovated a manor house in Hampshire that had fallen into disrepair. From Manor House Stables, A Champion’s Home Reborn. Above: The architects converted the interior into a three-bedroom house using the elements of the original stable for added character. Rural Office for Architecture in Norfolk Above: Rural Office for Architecture, a member of the Remodelista Architecture/Design Directory, reworked an existing tithe barn in Norfolk, England, as a house for landscape designer Emily Erlam. From A Rural Remodel in Norfolk, Tithe Barn and Piggery Included. Above: An inner courtyard was created by connecting the two separate buildings (the piggery and the tithe barn) and outer flint walls were retained with a new portal structure to support a new zinc roof. Tom Givone in Upstate New York Above: Architectural designer Tom Givone renovated an 1820 farmhouse in the Catskills of New York adding modern details. See more at The Country Rental: A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York.