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Period Stables are Converted to a Bright Contemporary Home

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Edwardian stables that had fallen into disuse and become dilapidated have been transformed into an elegant and contemporary family home by AR Design Studio.

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The historic stables had a straightforward plan that lent itself to conversion to a modern family home.

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The approach was to create a gallery-like setting for the craftsmanship of the period.

Original doors are preserved throughout to give a sense of rustic character.

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Gorgeous textural contrasts are created between the rustic and archaic materials of the old stables and the modern materials used.

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Now sunlight streams in through the new double-glazing that extends towards the ceiling.

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Abundant light is now bounced from these much larger windows and the white ceilings walls and floors to bring a suffusion of light into the new kitchen.

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The entire property is super insulated, and the heated polished concrete floor throughout provides an art-gallery-like functional uniformity that positions the old doors likeĀ pieces of art.

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The ancient and modern create a happy mix.

Horse troughs were cleaned and converted for use as sink basins and the old horse ties act as towel rings.

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Clean, contemporary and neutral white walls juxtapose perfectly with the exquisite detailing and craftsmanship of theĀ original timber walls.

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Now they stand out as remembered history against a beautifully simple contemporary backdrop.

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The result is a modern family home that is steeped in the poignant historical character of the original structure.

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The architects have succeeded in creating a sophisticated, contemporary family home within the historical context of the old stables.

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