How couple recycled materials from old cow shed to create this incredible self build

Large glass ceiling wall and a vaulted ceiling and v-frame roof supported by timber beams
Suzanne Blank Redstone and her husband, Peter Redstone spent 15 years transforming this agricultural building into a forever home (Image credit: RIBA)

This Devon farmstead was transformed by reusing the existing materials of the house in order to create a family home based around an art studio.

Artist Suzanne Blank Redstone and her husband, Peter Redstone, have been residents of Middle Rocombe Farm since the early 1970s, but about 15 years ago they embarked on the transformation of the farm buildings into a home.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.