Meet the couple who are living the dream in a remarkable Devon barn conversion

couple standing in a kitchen inside a modern barn conversion
Andy and Sue Perrin inside their stone barn conversion in South Devon (Image credit: Richard Downer)

Looking for a new adventure after a holiday on the south coast, Andy and Sue Perrin upped sticks and took on an incredible stone barn conversion in South Devon. 

Their new home is brimming with characterful and unique features. Through careful design, the couple realised their dream of creating a modern – but not sterile – home that honours the building's history. 

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.

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