Seaside Barn
The clients were looking to create a retirement property with 3 bedrooms, study and large garage. The building design developed from a half site necessitating a compact building.

The barn form references the clients relocation of a farming history to the seaside. They were very concerned about down-sizing as they had accumulated a lot of valued possessions. Consideration was given to neighbours' views and privacy. Manipulation of the footprint enabled the maximum coverage permitted.

The simple barn form was sculpted to give northern aspect and view to the rear bedrooms, while one simple dormer adds a study/office to the main bedroom suite. The living areas are divided into a large double-height volume for entertaining opening into an intimate casual dining sitting area centred around the kitchen.

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Wendy Shacklock Architects