Barn 218

A conversion of a 17th century barn in the Lake District

Barn 218

In autumn 2018, HSA were commissioned to do a feasibility study on a 17th century barn which featured in a sketch from an A.Wainwright heritage book. This 65m2 existing garage in the Lake District National Park will be transformed into a single residential unit.

We prepared feasibility options exploring efficient use of space, using local crafts people, and introducing daylight to create a robust yet homely space suited to its location.

Early exploration of structural constraints, policy requirements, and the heritage of the wider area have influenced the design process.