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modern living room barn house barnhouse paddock horse stable

The property is called Stable Acre. It is 2700 square foot home on a remote farm in Norfolk, England. The home, a former 19th century horse stable (barn), was restored into a contemporary weekend house for London art gallery owner Stuart Shave.  The project was designed by by architect David Kohn and completed about 3 years ago.

I like it.  Modern rustic.  High pitched lofty ceilings, white painted exposed brick doorways, grey washed wood paneled walls, cement floors and all.  The mid century modern furniture works in the living room. A clean wood furniture aesthetic to go with the modern rustic architectural touches.

The home has been written about a few times over the last 2 or 3 years. I discovered it though only after seeing this first image on photographer Damian Russell’s website. I super sleuthed my way into reading about how this modern barn came to be!

stable acre barnhouse barn house farm exterior former stable brick metal roof
Love the white washed wood paneled walls! (above)
living room white brick fireplace modern decor large sliding glass doors bright interior
modern dining room wood table white brick wall big glass sliding doors
Must find this pom pom bed cover…so darling…a good dose of whimsy in the very minimalist modern master bedroom. (above)

Like!  Like a lot.  I would warm up the space with some rugs…might even use a COCOCOZY rug or two in the home.  I’d like to stay as guest in this weekend house…wonder how I could get an invite?!?!

What do you think of this old barn made new? What would you add to the decor to make it your own?  Wish I could see the before photos!

Happy Thursday!



  1. This is a beautiful space. I would love to do something like this. I love the way it is decorated.

  2. I agree with you on warming up the space, otherwise it is nice that is not cluttered and airy.
    Regarding pom pom bed cover, I am sure it is simple for you to make your own. Make your wish come true with your own hands. I would like one with smaller poms.

    Love from Slovenia

  3. I have always wanted to live in a barn and this one is fantastic. Cococozy rugs would make it so much warmer. But I would add a few early 19th c. (English, French or Swedish) antique pieces for added interest…not to many, but just enough to catch my attention.

  4. understand about warming it up, but… might be nice to have a serene space to calm ones mind and body before heading back to the mental and visual clutter of the city.

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