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West Sussex

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At Morlands Farm we have converted a 1930s agricultural dutch barn into a new family home under a Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order.

The barn is part of a wider farmstead and sits beside the Sussex Prairie Gardens, a unique naturalistic perennial garden on the South-East England gardens trail. 

The conversion places sleeping and home office accommodation on the ground floor, reserving the vaulted upper storey for a large open plan living space with elevated views across the gardens. 

The aim was to make a dwelling that is clearly legible as a former agricultural building in the landscape, with corrugated metal cladding used in conjunction with sliding metal shutters in reference to traditional agricultural building elements.

Photography: Jim Stephenson