Ever thought of living in a barn? Many people just love it and some do not like it at all. Barns are again like garages, lofts – need a lot of planning and construction details before it starts looking like a home. A conventional house has a lot of features that you cannot find in a barn. While that is what makes the barn a unique place, sometimes it can be quite tiresome and not what you really expected.
The greatest advantage of the barn is that they are huge, with such a lot of space available, but that again needs a lot of planning details and conversion specifics to become really a home to you. High ceilings and really large areas both can make you feel like you can experiment in designing the barn to make a beautiful and gracious home.
As is the case with garages and lofts, when you convert a barn, you need to check with the authorities for building restrictions, codes and regulations that need to be paid full attention. With safety of the residents being their particular concern, the building codes insist that fire hazards are best avoided and provisions built in for quick exit/rescue.
Most of the barn converted homes are situated in the country side. What was once amidst meadows and outskirts of the town – a barren building thought more in association with animals and other lowly things are now thought of luxury places. Set amidst sylvan surroundings, looking chic and sophisticated, these barn converted homes are now getting more popular.
Here you can see some images of a barn converted home in Oxfordshire, England. It is built in contemporary style using open type design plan. Vaulted spaces of the barn give the home an open spacious elegance of flowing spaces. The master bedroom is set up in the mezzanine floor looking over the living area down below.
Open floor design and exposed beams made of wood give an exotic look to this barn converted home designed by The Anderson Orr Partnership group of people. The façade looks graceful with a country cottage like elegance; landscaped stylishly with a pool, paved driveway and a cultivated garden around it. And look at the charming interiors! Open flowing lounge area and higher level bedroom with skylight-lit bath attached – all look striking with the exposed wooden beams and gleaming wooden floors! How will you like to live in a barn?