Home Farm, Quality Street
Home Farm is a gated community created from an abandoned farm in Surrey. This once working farm with livestock and crops was left abandoned for many years, with the farm house the stables and barn all left in dis-repair. See photos attached below.
This ambitious project to restore the old back to former glory took great vision and competence. The farm house the stables and barn were all restored and identified with unique names like Barn Cottage – in order to create a rural idyllic atmosphere. The whole farm site was used, with other new buildings added using a similar type of architecture to give the feeling of unity or community. The original materials of brick, stone, slate roof and feather board timber cladding were all re-used. In total, ten units or plots were created with views over the golf course and open fields. See photo attached below.
Each residence was restored or constructed to a high standard with the Farm House on Plot 1 being the Flagship unit as it was a large detached property with double garage. The unique features of the fireplaces and exposed beams are all restored, however to be aligned with modern living some rooms were rearranged to meet current living standards. See photos attached below.
Plot 2 sees the combination of the barn and the farmer's workshop blended into an architectural masterpiece using the dining room as the link. The barn still existed, but the workshop was totally destroyed leaving only the foundations behind, but the workshop was carefully restored using photographs from well-kept archives. It's a far cry to see the barn now from when it once was a building for agriculture. The exposed timbers are now the main feature of the double height kitchen. See photos attached below.
Plots 9 and 10 are located in what were the original stables, and a tremendous amount of work went into creating the vision for how to use the building. An artistic impression first shows what the dream looked like, but in fact what was on the ground was just years of neglect represented by boarded up openings and damaged slate roof tiles. The stables now boast two modern 2-bed units with original exposed timbers and large glazed openings which were once stable doors. See photos attached below.