Discover how this striking steel-clad extension has transformed a farmhouse

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A bold new extension to a farmhouse has provided a healthy new space. (Image credit: David Barbour)

Two build projects carried out by the homeowners on a former farm building in rural Stirlingshire couldn’t be more contrasting. The first, following their original purchase of the property, saw the couple create a new home in the shell of an old barn, retaining as many of the old walls as possible and externally rendering the house to match the original farm buildings.

20 years later, they decided to begin designing and building an extension, which is as unequivocally contemporary in looks, materials and eco-tech as it’s possible to be.

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Caroline Ednie is an experienced homes journalist and editor based in Glasgow. Caroline has written for The Guardian, Scottish Homes & Interiors, Dwell, House Beautiful, Real Homes and other self build titles, to name but a few, and has interviewed hundreds of architects, self builders and home renovators during her career. She is also a former web editor of Architecture and Design Scotland.