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Hearth & Home May 2018

Parting Shot: Ancient Party Barn

Photos Courtesy: ©2018 Keith Collie photographer and Will Scott photographer.

In Postling, Kent, the architectural firm of Liddicoat & Goldhill undertook the restoration and renovation of a cluster of historic agricultural buildings into a getaway for relaxing and gathering.

The owners, a fashion designer and a digital designer, are avid collectors of architectural artifacts, many of which were used in the project. The result is a unique interpretation of the 18th Century threshing barn.

One of the central spatial challenges was insertion of a mezzanine (for sleeping and bathing) into the main part of the barn. A tapering brick chimney supports the corner of the mezzanine, and incorporates a cantilevered, waxed steel staircase and an open fireplace.

The result? An Ancient Party Barn.

Liddicoat & Goldhill; 74 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 5QA. Phone: +44 020 7923 2737 or visit

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