The layout of barn A is designed to suit modern day family living. Entry is into a generous hall, with cloakroom and WC. From the hallway there is a door to the living room and into the large open plan space. From the living room there is access to a sunken courtyard. The open plan kitchen/dining/snug is located in the centre of barn A and benefits from a double height space above the dining area. A utility room is accessed from the kitchen area, which then has direct access to the rear. The staircase to the first floor is located in this open plan space, with the landing at first floor overlooking the dining area. One family bathroom and four bedrooms, three with ensuite are located at first floor level, witha large landing which can also double up as a play area. The large south facing double height windows/doors open onto the courtyard are set back to try and minimise overheating from high level summer sun. The large window to the north is partially glazed to reduce the amount of glazing to the north.
Passivhaus, Dulwich Estate
The layout of barn B has been designed to meet the requirements of the occupants. Once again the entry is into a hall. From the hall the door to the right leads to a living area, which overlooks the front garden. The door to the left leads into a large kitchen/dining room. Both the kitchen and dining room have views into the courtyard, with the kitchen also benefitting from views to the west. A utility/drying room is then accessed from the dining area. The master bedroom is accessed from the living room and has a walk in wardrobe and ensuite. A lobby at the rear of the house, provides a second entrance to the property, leading onto a cloakroom/WC and private office. A snug is located in the north west corner which can be accessed from the office or dining room. A basement is to be created below barn B to contain a wine cellar, plant room and nuclear bunker! The loft space of barn b is to be used for storage but could be converted at a later date. Between barn A&B is a hobby/workshop area.