West Yard Farm Renovation by Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects

Architecture firm Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects renovated and extended an existing 18th century farmhouse in Dartmoor National Park, UK.



“A 19th Century farm complex in the middle of Dartmoor National Park. This farmhouse and it’s associated barns were in much need of repair and refurbishment. The brief was to create a new large family home, combining the Farmhouse and the Attached Barn with a contemporary glass extension between. Ancillary accommodation would be provided within the former milking parlour.
Partial demolition removed the 1950’s extensions and attached garage. The farmhouse now boasts 4 large bedrooms, sitting room, dining room and a generous kitchen/living area within the ‘Glass box’. This light-weight metal and glass, utilising glazing systems of the highest quality and technology allows panoramic views of the surrounding grounds and the park beyond, and creates axis of movement and light through the existing building stock. Each sliding glass panel that forms this extension, are 3.8m high and 2m wide; at the upper limits of what is achievable.” – Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects



“The old milking parlour has been converted to ancillary accommodation. Half of the existing structure was demolished, replaced with a contemporary green oak timber frame, seemingly ‘emerging’ out of the monolithic barn. A new zinc roof unifies the structure.” – Van Ellen + Sheryn Architects









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