Fingringhoe - Internal View
Double height kitchen diner

Conversion: from basic farm building to contemporary home

Plane Hall Farm,

For many people, the phrase barn conversion conjures up images of cosy fireplaces and expose beams. However, the clients here had a different idea.

This kind of conversion is becoming more common in rural areas. Planning law has recently changed to allow for conversions to  modern barns under permitted development rights, rather than requiring a full planning application. This has opened up opportunities for conversions to dwellings where full planning permission wouldn’t normally be approved. This provides really exciting opportunities for a house in rural locations, often with stunning views. These more modern farm buildings offer a different kind of space, one that drinks in light and can cater for an open plan living design.

Fingringhoe - Internal View. Double height living space with views out into the garden and towards a historic red brick barn.
Double Height Living Space
Fingringhoe - Wooden Cladding
Front Entrance
Fingringhoe - Internal View
Entrance Hall
Fingringhoe - Internal View. long views out towards the garden at the end of the corridor.
Corridor from Living Area
Fingringhoe - Internal View. Extensive hallway breaking up the double heights spaces.
First Floor Hallway
Fingringhoe - External View. Front facade with vertical timber cladding and large windows.
Fingringhoe | External View

Lead Design: Peter Wells and Keith Webber
Photography: Eric Orme

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