Private House at Walk Farm Barn

Private House at Walk Barn Farm


Architect: Charles Barclay Architects
Client: Private Client
Photographer: David Grandorge

The house is located in a field, part of a former farm, bordered by a formal avenue of oak trees along one side. Devised as an arrangement of single-storey fingers of accommodation, it extends out into the landscape, framing views and creating sheltered external terraces in between.

Though the materials used make reference to agricultural, even industrial buildings, the result is unmistakably domestic. Black timber cladding, galvanised steel Crittal windows and polished concrete floors are all materials in keeping with agricultural buildings. Deployed with a sensitivity to the building's function they embolden its character and relationship to the landscape. 

The house successfully distils the untamed character of its exposed rural setting while creating a comfortable place for its occupants to retreat and to entertain.



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