Zinzan Brooke Barn



Berkshire, UK

A disused 16th Century Grade II listed oak-framed barn in rural Berkshire.


A late 16th Century Grade II listed timber framed agricultural barn with five bays and a length of 40m was semi-derelict and in a perilous state. The challenge was to keep the character and lofty spaces of the original barn while providing modern living accommodation for a young family.


The scheme for the barn was one of rehabilitation and conservation whilst at the same time introducing new modern facilities. Accommodation has been provided in a way which conserves the spirit and qualities of the historic fabric in a new and appropriate way using modern materials and technology.

The interior shell of the Barn, rich in texture has been left exposed and complemented with contemporary materials to create an atmosphere of style and comfort.