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Horse Stable Transformed Into Contemporary House

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Could you ever imagine that a horse stable can be turned into a contemporary family house? Well, believe it or not, architect Andy Ramus completed a project that allowed him to transform a historic horse stable into a modern residence with three bedrooms.

Horse Stable House

Horse Stable House Exterior

Incredible Horse Stable Remake

Located in Winchester, England, this horse stable was initially built in 1946, and was not used for about 50 years, until it was recently turned into amazing country house with a rustic appeal. Actually, what has been renovated is the Grade 2 block, which was proven to be in a good condition. Now this house is a gorgeous country-styled residence with three bedrooms, renovated by RIBA award-winning architects AR Design Studio.

The concept was to the take advantage of the historical heritage of the building and to preserve the essence of the horse stable as identity of the building. Keeping the initial structure of the building, Andy Ramus has managed to create a house with rustic appeal, while keeping the initial timber beams in the interior.

The exterior of the house was renovated to suit the general well-preserved appearance by keeping the original walls. The interior of the residence was also designed to keep up with the simple rustic appeal. The white walls contrast with existing timber beams. However, of course the house went through certain modifications to suit the purposes of the contemporary housing. This way we see that the three large double bedrooms were actually horse stalls with two large bathrooms and even more:

…the original horse troughs were cleaned and converted for use as sink basins, the old horse ties act as towel rings in the bathrooms and original doors are preserved where possible to give a sense of real period character…

This is how the real repurposing project work – through reestablishing of the interior to suit the contemporary needs of the city dwellers and to preserve the initial rich history of the building. Especially lovely are the wooden contrasts against the pure white. Don’t you just love this place?


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