Birchencliffe Farm

E2 Architecture + Interiors were appointed to provide design consultancy for the conversion of the barn at Birchencliffe Farm from a derelict building to a new 300sqm family home. The completed project combines a contemporary interior with a well insulated, efficient building fabric and a restored exterior which plays homage to the listed buildings heritage and presence in a conservation area.

Brichencliffe Farm is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Cheshire. The barn is part of a double courtyard farmstead made up of shippons, cottages and a farmhouse that is typical of the local vernacular. The farm is a grade II listed building, which dates mostly from the 18C, however the barn is believed to be significantly older. E2 have been providing design consultancy for the conversion of the barn from derelict building to new 300m2 family home. Preserving and revealing the massive stone structure and giant timber truss roof with a double height galleried hall. This allows light to flood into the centre of the plan from the awkwardly positioned hay loft and cartway openings and was key to unlocking the full potential of the building. A feature stair provides a strong link between the long wings of the building. Our client is project managing the build herself and it is due to complete spring 2013.