Penistone, United Kingdom

Site size: 3,810 square feet

Project size: 3,200 square feet

Program: A dilapidated 18-century barn renovated for a modern residence.

Location: A rural site in South Yorkshire, in northern England.

Solution: The architects inserted a second floor into the two-story-high stone barn, yet managed to keep the original sense of the open plan. Two bedrooms on the upper floor are connected by a walkway with a glass balustrade that overlooks the living and dining areas.

Construction and materials: The architects inserted a steel frame to support deteriorating walls, with a ring beam running around the perimeter of the kitchen area. Although the roof had to be replaced, most of the existing materials could be preserved including pegged oak trusses and exposed stone.

Snook Architects
10 Duke Street
Liverpool L1 5AS United Kingdom
TEL: +44 0 151 707 0100


the Wills Family

snook architects

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Neil Dawson [partner in charge]

Interior designer:
snook architects

General contractor:
Wett n Windy




Structural system
Existing masonry supported by new internal steel frame

Manufacturer of any structural components unique to this project:
Yorkshire trusses

Exterior cladding
local stone by Wett n Windy

Metal/glass curtain wall:
curtain wall by OJ Taffinder

Precast concrete:
by Wett n Windy