London architecture studio Liddicoat & Goldhill transformed an abandoned 18th century barn in Kent, England, into a modern home, complete with mechanically operated doors, as well as a staircase that wraps around a chimney. Officially known as the “Ancient Party Barn,” this house consists of a cluster of old buildings that once functioned as a threshing barn, dairy and stables for a farm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The structures were in a fairly dilapidated condition, so their original green oak frames has to be dismantled and repaired offsite. In one of the smaller blocks it was simply reinstalled, but in the main barn some elements had to be replaced with steel beams – although these are disguised behind structurally insulated panels, all fronted by wood. One of the biggest interventions was the addition of numerous mechanically operated openings, allowing the building to be either securely closed off, or opened up to take advantage of countryside views,” according to Deezen.