Nestled on the border of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are two beautiful barns, once concrete framed agricultural buildings, now reincarnated as sustainable family homes.
Hollow Brook is the result of a full Barr Build flagship project, taken on by the barn’s owners – Chris Noonan, Barr Build’s construction director and Kirstie Howard, an independent interior designer. Barr Build is a design-led construction company with core values of attention to detail, excellence of workmanship and the incorporation of ‘doing things differently’. This brand ethos is perfectly demonstrated within Hollow Brook, merging sustainable living with impeccable architectural design.
The pair have beautifully renovated the barns from their farmland states, with Meadow Barn formerly used as a livestock shed, to the restored and environmentally responsible homes they pose as today. Built for modern living, the barns not only feature a home gym, cinema room, study and lounge bar, but the bathrooms are fitted with some of our bestselling bathroom products.
Working in partnership with KD Design, the two barns are the epitome of sustainable living, featuring solar panels, air-source heat pumps, an MVHR system and electric car charging points – all values that aid towards a greener future. As well as this, retaining the original features of the barn was core for the design process, taking into account the interior and exterior design of the buildings to create a calm and cohesive theme running through. The interior design truly practices the term ‘bringing the outside in’ with naturalistic elements from exposed beams and concrete posts to indoor climbing plants.
Perfectly fitting with the modern theme of the interior, the barns include our bestselling Picasso freestanding bath and our contemporary matte black taps and showers, beautifully styled to create a calm and harmonious setting. As well as this, distinctive wall tiles and micro cementing create an industrial feel, accentuating the beauty of the sleek black and white sanitaryware.
Barr Group Ltd have fitted Lusso Stone products in a number of Barr Build properties; from sinks and baths to taps and shower sets; the look, feel and overall quality is without a doubt a cut above. Whether we are working with an independent interior designer/ architect or on an in-house design & build project, Lusso Stone have always provided an excellent level of service … we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. – Chris Noonan – Barr Group Ltd Director
Hollow Brook is an extraordinary build that’s beautifully designed both internally and externally. We would love to know your thoughts on this project so make sure to check out our social media @lussostone and leave your comments. Head over to @barr.build for more information or grab yourself a copy of Enki Magazine to read all about it.
Imagery by Lucy Walters Photography