This open country home was converted from a barn. The idea of the renovation was to create a house that sits naturally in the landscape, appears as a traditional farm building and offers enough living space comfortably for the contemporary lifestyle. Two new wings and a swimming pool have been added. The main building of the barn becomes a single open space with a 9 meter high oak ceiling. Lots of wood in this room and a large contemporary fireplace give it a feeling of warmth. All of the buildings have a fairly simple palette of materials: Cotswold stone floors, oak floors, beams, doors and ceilings, and plasterwork painted white. The energy for operating the underfloor heating is generated by geothermal heat pumps that are buried in the adjacent land.