Barn & Work­shop | Loft Apart­ment | Stu­dio & Gallery

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The Barn: The Ulti­mate Man-​Space

The tra­di­tional board and bat­ten barn was built in 2007 and fea­tures two mas­sive slid­ing doors which open into a very large, very high stud height work­ing space of 111m². To the side of this space a huge 5.5m wide roller door opens up the side wall of the barn to an under­cover por­tico used as a vehi­cle park­ing and wash-​down area. This cov­ers 28m². The ride-​on mower and Polaris farm truck are stored here. To the rear of the barn inte­rior is a gen­er­ous work­shop with exten­sive bench­ing. This can be sep­a­rated from the main barn space by a sec­ond roller door. Stairs pro­vide inter­nal access to the upstairs. The barn has been fully insu­lated, has its own tank water sup­ply and own sep­tic tank sys­tem and has two three-​phase power outlets.

Stu­dio Loft Apartment

The loft apart­ment upstairs in the barn can be accessed inter­nally through the barn or exter­nally via its own entrance door. A flight of stairs opens into a large open-​plan stu­dio apart­ment of 78m² with kitchen and din­ing facil­i­ties, a wide lounge and at the north­ern end a roomy bed­room alcove. There is also a bath­room and small office area. Expan­sive win­dows on all four sides cre­ate an airy space. The pitched roof with the large bolted exposed beams on the inte­rior cre­ates an envi­able atmos­phere. The loft is fully insu­lated and car­peted and enjoys all day sun. See images slideshow above.

Art Stu­dio and Gallery

Tucked away beside the house amidst exten­sive native plant­i­ngs, the pre­vi­ous trac­tor shed has been con­verted to a work­ing artist’s stu­dio and gallery. This pro­vides 28m² of inside space and a fur­ther 12.5m² of cov­ered space under the eaves along the length of the shed. Partly screened by a lush hedge of griselinia, the shed entrance is shel­tered by a shade sail secured among blue-​gum trees. The shed is now lined and fully insu­lated, lit with gallery lights and cor­ru­gated roof pan­els and suited to a range of cre­ative or other activities.