Luxury Barn Conversion Architect
Christopher David Design is a luxury architecture and interior design studio specialising in barn conversions in Surrey, Berkshire and Kent and throughout the South East.
Entrusted with the preservation and rejuvenation of a character-filled historical structure, the expert barn conversion specialists at Christopher David Design approach barn conversions with a balance of respect for their heritage character and the vision to unlock their potential.
This sympathetic approach requires a considered balance between embracing the opportunity for innovation and improvement, with an appreciation for existing surroundings and historical context. It’s a worthy challenge with enormous potential for a rewarding outcome. The grand scale, material textures and unique character of these icons of our agricultural history mean that barn conversions make truly magnificent homes.
At Christopher David Design, our Surrey-based team feature a wealth of expertise and experience across the varied disciplines required for a successful barn conversion – architecture, interior design, landscape design and project management. And our deep knowledge and network of connections allow us to successfully navigate the stringent requirements for planning permission and listed building consent often associated with barn conversions. With meticulous vision, exacting standards and precise execution, we aim to exceed the expectations of the most discerning clients.
Bespoke Luxury Barn Conversion Specialists in Surrey
When clients engage Christopher David Design for a barn conversion the experience is entirely bespoke and meticulously managed from inspired start to impeccable finish. We balance respect for the building’s agricultural heritage with an inspired vision for structural innovations, thermal improvements and luxurious finishes. This sympathetic approach allows us to create light, spacious, character-filled environments that are both impressive and inviting – ideal for generous entertaining or grand family living.
With an understanding of traditional and contemporary materials, and the complementary role they play in the finished project, we achieve a considered balance between aesthetics and longevity, luxury and function. Authentic natural materials, reclaimed whenever possible, such as timber, glass, brick and stone, unite to connect past and present. The result is a transformation that celebrates and preserves the character of a barn conversion – whilst elevating it to reflect the best of modern living standards and the distinctive, discerning lifestyle of the homeowner.
Over the years we’ve developed relationships with a carefully curated group of accomplished tradespersons , with extensive experience in traditional building techniques and materials. This allows our barn conversions to preserve the character and integrity of the structure whilst thoughtfully upgrading to modern standards of comfort and efficiency. Our network of timber specialists, joiners, glaziers, structural engineers, traditional artisans and other experts deliver exceptional workmanship and excellent results.
An Inspired Creative Process
The homes we create are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also feel luxuriously comfortable and welcoming to live in. Each environment perfectly caters to the client’s vision and aspirations.
Our clients are expertly guided through the process of making decisions at the optimum point for their individual timeline, so that the design journey feels smooth and enjoyable, and the results are impeccable
Naturally, our process begins by exploring a client’s preferences and practical needs, inspirations and aspirations – how they live, and how they want to feel in their home. What home means to each client is highly personal; lifestyle is a form of individual, creative expression. The deep level of understanding we aim for in these first conversations helps intuitively establish a creative vision – which will carry the project through from initial ideas and concept sketches, to design and planning, to implementation and completion.
Whilst we fully embrace the potential of technology to enhance the design process, we believe that the architecture of a home is first and foremost an art form. We always begin designing with traditional visualisation – first sketching concepts by hand, in keeping with the tactile, artistic origins of our craft.
We share these bespoke concept sketches and initial layouts with clients from their earliest stages, establishing a strong foundation of rapport from the very beginning. We continue to collaborate as the design develops, deepening trust and understanding over time.
We take great care and pride in our craft, from the first line drawn, to the final, finishing touches – offering our clients a full range of architectural services from design and planning to interiors and landscape design.
Along the way, we collaborate with a trusted network of artisans, tradespeople and craftspeople to deliver a richly layered, harmonious home. We’ve built an abundant network of relationships with contractors, consultants and collaborators from innovative lighting designers to artisan cabinet makers – allowing for the creation of a home that’s cohesive and beautiful in every detail.
We believe in being hands-on through all stages of the process from concept to completion, until a client is settled and comfortable in their new home – and even beyond. We liaise directly with builders, trades and other consultants, expecting the unexpected and ensuring that the creative vision is interpreted as intended. Our meticulous, experienced, expert project management means that clients truly enjoy the design journey, with exceptional results.