Design Awards 2010
Westwell Manor Barn
Cameron Webster Architects
Winner: Design Award
The existing stone barns were listed as Grade 2, set in a mature landscape with dry stone dykes defining the site.
The client required a spacious four bedroom house, retaining the open feel of the existing barns and opening it out into the landscape.
The barns were listed Grade 2, with very attractive weathered stone walls, although derelict.
The conversion of the existing barns involved the retention of the existing masonry structure and upgrading their insulation with natural materials. New openings were kept to a minimum, and carefully scaled to be in keeping with the scale of the barns. Internally bedrooms form galleries to the double height spaces. The oak staircases, window and door joinery are all carefully detailed. Solid timber floors and the formation of new windows at strategic points to enhance natural light has created beautiful internal spaces, which relate well to external courtyards.
Solar panels for water heating and space heating were incorporated, linked to a ground source heat pump, with a wind turbine planned for the future which will exporte surplus electricity to the grid.