An old barn gets a stunning conversion into cozy living in Buckinghamshire


Hubert Zandberg Interiors undertook the task of reimagining an old barn conversion situated in Buckinghamshire, a ceremonial county in South East England, United Kingdom. The owners acquired this 19th-century timber barn, which had already been adapted for modern living, as their weekend retreat a few years ago. They enlisted the designer to enhance and refine the original developer’s work.

This project encompasses a contemporary renovation of the country barn, including a substantial extension and new landscaping. Drawing inspiration from the rustic charm of the 19th-century structure and its traditional architectural features, the interior design embraced and celebrated the original, natural, and exposed materials.


Along with several converted outbuildings, this barn harmoniously shapes an expansive L-shaped residence, embracing a courtyard garden. The addition of new windows, featuring elegant blackened steel frames, seamlessly blends with the dark-stained, timber-clad exterior, creating a cohesive and visually appealing aesthetic.


What We Love: The designer did a fabulous job of renovating this modern barn house and maximizing its serene countryside setting. The distinct architectural details add character to this home that is both inviting and relaxed. The addition of stylish furnishings and accessories elevates the aesthetic appeal of this rustic abode. Overall, we think if barn living looks like this, we would be completely on board!

Tell Us: What are your favorite details in this old barn conversion project? Let us know in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

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Above: The flooring is a ‘Malvern Provence’ tile from Mandarin Stone. Grounding the dining area is a Tuareg Mat, a unique type of Moroccan rug. The light fixture above the table is the Floren Four Arm Pendant from CTO Lighting.


Above: In the kitchen, the cabinets are reclaimed oak fabricated by The Main Company. The countertops are Nero Zimbabwe Black Granite.



Above: This stunning bathroom feature a custom fabricated hammered bronze vanity topped with limed oak and complimented by weathered copper brassware by Chadder & Co.


Above: In this light-filled bedroom, framed antique herbiers create a unique gallery wall above the bed. The bed was sourced from the Victorian Brass Bedstead Company, based in West Sussex.



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