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Barn for conversion for sale: Braintree, Essex

03 Sep
September 3, 2014


A Barn for conversion for sale with planning consent to form a large single dwelling together with construction of a stable block to the east of the site.

There is also the possibility of acquiring two acres of land which will be available by separate negotiation.


Little Nuntys Farm Barns is a two story timber framed agricultural building which benefits from full planning consent for conversion to a large single dwelling comprising accommodation arranged over both floors. Planning consent also exists for the construction of a stable block to the east of the site. It will be necessary to demolish the agricultural building adjacent to the barn.

Little Nuntys Farm Barns sits to the northeast of Pattiswick adjacent to open countryside at the end of a country lane. The larger village of Coggeshall lies to the southeast and provides a range of amenities including a restaurant, convenience stores and public houses. The market town of Braintree lies to the west and provides a comprehensive range of commercial, entertainment and shopping amenities together with a mainline railway station to London’s Liverpool Street.

Location: Pattiswick, Braintree, Essex CM77 8BE
Guide price: £350,000 / Freehold
House size: 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,986 square feet
Features: 0.59 acres, rural location, double garage

Further details can be found here.

Property Inspiration: Summer Boathouse in More og Romsdal, Norway

08 Dec
December 8, 2013

Architecture Inspiration

The boathouse is a cultural and historical hallmark of Norways coastal regions, where fishing used to be the primary profession. They have traditionally been used for storing boats and fishing gear, but today many of them are being converted for recreational summer use. This particular boathouse is located on the outermost reaches of the Moere-coast, and it hails from the middle of the eighteenth century. It was in such a bad state that the owner decided to tear it down and build it anew. The simplicity of the old building, its good placement and honest use of materials would become key sources of inspiration for the design of the new building. Great emphasis was placed on the main construction, the gates of the gable wall and the adaptable long facade.


The disclosed and somewhat unavailable location made material-reuse very desirable. Old windows from a nearby farmhouse were collected and sorted. The placement of these windows became key in deciding what distance to use between the pillars in the main construction.
During the process of tearing down the old boathouse it was discovered that the structure had been built on unstable clay-ground. The new building therefore rests on H-profiles eight meters in length, spanning across a crevice in the bedrock. The white painted main construction of the new boathouse was built on site. In order to ease the foundation work, parts of the wall construction is resting directly on mountainous ground.

Location: Aure Kommune, More og Romsdal, Norway
Built by: TYIN tegnestue Architects
Architects: Marianne Lobersli Sorstrom, Yashar Hanstad

Further details can be found here.

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