Once upon a time, it was a 17th century fretting barn. But now it’s very much contemporary living, going by the name of The Barn in Feering, Essex.
This conversion of a listed threshing barn was overseen by architect Neil Jennings, creating an open living space that sits within a half-acre plot and offers a mix of ancient history and cutting edge modern living.
Accommodation includes five bedrooms (one with dressing room and en-suite), an open-plan living room / dining room / kitchen, a second reception room, study area and large utility / boot room area. Some neat features inside too, including a spiral staircase to the mezzanine level, double height ceilings and ultra-modern appliances.
The Barn is also an energy-efficient house, with an air-source heat pump fitted that powers underfloor heating and rainwater recycled for the outside taps, toilets and washing machines for example.
All of that in a historic village in Essex, located between Chelmsford and Colchester and not a million miles from the capital. If you want it, offers of around £1,275,000 will secure it.
Find out more at the Modern House website