Louisville had remained within the ownership of a Guernsey family for a couple of centuries and operated as a farm before Ian and Amanda Walker took possession. The property was considerably run down and consisted of the Victorian house with barns which sat around a courtyard. Our brief from Ian and Amanda was to maximise the space and light and link the main house to the barn creating additional accommodation. We designed a link between the house and barn which houses the main staircase and family room which benefits from large glazed areas introducing natural light into the hub of the house. The original features of the house and barn were retained and enhanced and contemporary interior finishes were introduced to produce contemporary living within traditional farm buildings.