Posted on: 10th June 2020

We are delighted to share our latest case study with you, a truly unique barn conversion tucked away in the South Hams, Devon.

We worked closely with London based architect Tom Powell from Type Studio.  Tom’s clients were also his parents, who gave Tom the opportunity to work to a brief that wasn’t strict, but had to retain the simple and functional character of the original building, that was roofless and in ruin, to create a modern and adaptable home.

Timber has been used throughout the build, with the Douglas fir frame a particular highlight – instead of several wall-to-wall trusses, Redhill has one 21m truss that spans from gable-to-gable, made possible by innovative use of steel connections that tie in with the agricultural feel.

The home is full of clever detailing and considered junctions with clever use of lighter internal timbers to create living spaces that work in a building originally created for purely practical functions.

Redhill Barn (The Outfarm) was recognised by The Royal Institute of British Architects in 2021, winning three awards and has also been longlisted for the RIBA House of the Year 2021. Find out if it’s shortlisted or wins in the Channel 4 series Grand Designs: House of the Year starting 17 November 2021.

View the full case study.

Finished photos courtesy of Type Studio