Vernacular Homes - barn conversion - The Tractor Shed - Linton Park Estate - Kent, Sussex, Surrey

The Tractor Shed, Linton Park Estate

“After doing such a fantastic job on The Potting Sheds, Vernacular Homes went on to convert The Tractor Shed. This was the smallest of the properties they worked on, and the easiest to do. It was originally built as a garage for a previous owner’s Daimlers, and later, as the name suggests, used as a tractor shed.

“The original architect’s design was for a two-storey dwelling which we were not happy with; Vernacular Homes came up with a much better plan, keeping everything on one level.

“Although not a particularly large or prepossessing building, it had some attractive brickwork which was nicely rounded and a beautiful colour. It also had lovely windows which we wanted to wrap the kitchen around; Vernacular Homes came up with a lovely window seating idea that works really well.

“The only real challenge with this build was the amount of excavating involved. The land was a working farm, so areas near the building had been used as a dumping ground and there was considerable soil, piles of leaves and other material which had to be reduced quite considerably.

“Although this property was intended for staff use as opposed to being rented out, the team still took care to accommodate as many of our ideas as they could and provided a high standard of finish within the budget.“

The end result is a lovely, spacious, two-bedroom home with a large open space living, kitchen and dining area. The original roof has been retained and is vaulted – a lovely feature.”

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