House Locke - Modern barn-style home in Surrey

Contemporary details combined with traditional craftsmanship create a strong first impression in this distinctive family home. 

Having previously built with Baufritz in 2011, the client was familiar with and valued the construction process. This time they wanted an inspirational design from award-winning architects McLean Quinlan. The plans were adapted to the Baufritz system, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities in Germany, and transported to the building site for assembly. 

House Locke is composed of three distinct pitched-roof structures joined by an entrance hall. The highlight and heart of the family home is the single-storey “New Barn” consisting of an open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room. The most striking feature of this room is the impressive, vaulted ceiling. The oak frame was handcrafted by a Baufritz carpenter using traditional joinery techniques that date back to the 16th century. Contemporary frameless windows were incorporated into the oak frame offering unobstructed views of rolling countryside to the south.  

A single-stringer staircase leads up to the five bedrooms – located on the first floor. There are four double bedrooms and three bathrooms. A master suite with a walk-in dressing room is located at the top of the house. 

The site slopes down towards the south, with the house being built on several levels, accommodating a swimming pool and several terraces. In the grounds there is a tennis court, pond and a small copse.

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