A historic listed barn converted and transformed into contemporary home

exterior of barn conversion with sunken garden seating area
(Image credit: Mark Ashbee)

For many people, taking on a conversion of a Grade-II Listed barn is difficult enough, but for Kerry and Andrew Scott their challenge was intensified by being locked down in 2020, thousands of miles away in Panama. 

A great relationship with their architect, Ben Mailen, as well as a team of dedicated craftsmen helped Kerry and Andrew fulfil their dream to restore, conserve and convert the barn, while filling it full of 21st-century futureproofed features. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.