An early 18th century cow house, forming part of a larger group of stables, is renovated in this project to provide a two-bedroom apartment over two floors. The original sandstone building appears as a single story at road level approach to the north, but reveals itself as a two-storey structure on the courtyard side to the south. The building has undergone structural repairs over the centuries, including the addition of concrete buttresses and iron tie-rods.
The project consisted primarily of opening up the interior volumes to allow light, which comes only from the south, to penetrate fully into the rooms. Each floor contains an ensuite bedroom with its own living space. As the stables complex is in several occupancies, it was desirable to create a porch structure at the gable entrance to the cow house, which could filter light but provide an effective visual mediation between the occupants and neighbours outside.