From the Archive: Ochre Barn, Norfolk

Ochre Barn is a vast brick and pantile Victorian threshing barn transformed by the architect Carl Turner into a magnificent living space. It was sold by The Modern House in 2011.

The main barn is accompanied by a smaller studio building designed by Turner, both situated on a rural two-acre plot on the Norfolk / Cambridgeshire / Lincolnshire border. Located close to the village of Walpole St. Peter, the property can be reached from London in under two hours.

The main barn was arranged with an impressive living / dining / kitchen space occupying the primary part of the building, and a side wing accommodating five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Turner designed the central area so that none of the impact of the original space was lost. The sheer volume of the room is breathtaking, being reminiscent not only of a barn but also an ecclesiastical building or art gallery.

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