Modern Irish Barn Conversion
2020 Architects Beltoy Road project involved an unused Irish barn converted and restored into a glorious, modern living accommodation.
Located in the Countryside between Carrickfergus and Whitehead, Co. Antrim, the team at 2020 ensured this Irish barn conversion adhered to planning regulations and remained steeped in history preserving what was left of its crumbling remains.
The history of the building begins as soon as you enter the house, with the old, original barn wall structurally restored through a considerate architectural design and delicately brought back to life by the careful craftsmanship of a stone mason.
The curved roof element of this house satisfied the importance of retaining an original barn-like quality and character. Inside, a double height space offers an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space. A cantilevered balcony, suspended from a steel beam, will add a bridge walkway looking into the dining area from the first floor.
Windows are due to be fitted soon. An apex window will form a major feature, being the first impact on approaching the house from the driveway.
Corrugated curved roof with black powder coating adds a contemporary element, marrying modern and traditional elements of the build.