Situated on the Suffolk and Essex border, the Church Hill Barn was formally a collection of farm buildings for the Assington Hall Estate. Using a large barn at the center of the property, the existing structure was left exposed to the interior, creating a palette of brick, timber, and polished concrete. Materials for the restoration were salvaged from other buildings on the site that were too far gone to restore. The floor plan was left largely open, with the exception of freestanding birch plywood partitions to conceal private and sleeping areas. Glazed sliding doors fill openings in the original brick facade for access to the courtyard, while also framing in views of the open fields.
Photos: Steve Lancefield / David Nossiter Architects