Leys Field Barn

Architect: Undercover Architecture
Location: Great Tew, Oxfordshire
Completion: 2014

Situated in the Oxfordshire countryside, this new build private residence delicately balances modern design elements with traditional building materials to make a stunning family home.

Spread over three wings, the house is formed from a series of hybrid steel and oak portal frames connected with concealed steel flitch plates. This allowed for a rigid structure without compromising the traditional aesthetic of the oak or requiring cross walls across the large open spaces.

The wings are connected by two structural glass link buildings, which bring a modern element to the setting.

The stone cladding was sourced from the Great Tew estate on which the house is situated. This minimised costs, energy and waste while ensuring the traditional, farmhouse vernacular of the area.