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Willowplatt Barn

Oak frame becomes the heart of a derelict building

Client: Andy and Sue Perrin

Location: Devon, England

Completed: 2020

Architect: BBH Architects

Design Features: Vaulted atrium of diagonal arches

Awards: Regional and National Winner in the 'LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021', in their category 'Best conversion to create a single new home'. Build It Award for 'Best Oak Framed Home' 2021.

Award-winning renovation of an old stone barn

Derelict for over 40 years, an abandoned 230 year old Devon stone barn was just what Andy and Sue Perrin were looking for. They viewed various properties across Devon and Cornwall but Willowplatt offered the best potential with its huge windows. They were convinced it would convert well into a holiday rental property.

Having lived in an 18th century property with huge oak beams, they felt Willowplatt would benefit most by having an oak frame inserted into its stone walls. The couple set about finding the right company to partner with them on the project, which is where Carpenter Oak came in.

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