Barn Living

Enjoy the classic vaulted spaces of a Roderick James Architects barn house.

The main living rooms are open to the rafters and enjoy the warmth and character of exposed timber frames, with large areas of glass to enjoy the view and provide a connection with the surrounding landscape.

A timber framed barn house provides enormous flexibilty and accommodates life changes easily.


Gitcombe Retreat

A new holiday home constructed in the beautiful setting of the Gitcombe House holiday cottage estate, set in the rolling countryside of south Devon.

This is our latest version of the Roderick James Architects barn house - complete with exposed green oak frame and contemporary full-height joinery screens to the external walls.


Cove House

This recently completed timber frame house is set within the beautiful South Hams area of Devon.

The house has been carefully designed to maximise the sloping north-facing site with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, whilst also maintaining privacy for the owners.


Field Cottage

A modest, two-bed house nestled into a sloping site and almost hidden from view from the road whilst enjoying views across open countryside.

A green oak barn house with a contemporary twist.


Dalwood Barn House

A second generation barn house with exposed green oak frame.

Recently extended and refurbished by new owners, the house offers a fantastic blend of traditional materials and contemporary spaces.

The classic mix of painted sawn ceiling boarding over exposed green oak rafters is still a client favourite.


Eastern House

A new oak framed house in an infill plot within a Suffolk village.

This house is an early example of using a traditional green oak frame with the latest SIPS insulated panel construction method.

The completed house sits comfortably within its plot and has warm, cosy interiors with lots of charm.



A new crisp, contemporary oak framed house in Cambridgeshire.

This newly built country home is the ideal mix of traditional construction techniques (green oak frame) and modern-day comfort (heat pump with underfloor heating).

Large panels of glass face the garden and fill the interior spaces with natural daylight.

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Estate Barn

This barn conversion on the edge of Dartmouth features a first floor oak framed structure inserted between the original Victorian stone walls and a new oak framed barn room extension at one end. Converting an isolated barn in the South Hams area into a house was against planning policy, but we achieved approval through a detailed investigation into the history of the property and financial viability testing of the alternative uses.