Kitchen: Park Corner Barn by McLaren Excell

Set amongst beech-wooded farmland high in the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire, this farm estate is just what we could settle on for a modern farm retreat, drawing from traditional materials and building processes to create a subtly sophisticated country home. McLaren Excell designed the Park Corner Barn with a double-height open plan living room that rises up to the rafters and includes the formerly-isolated kitchen to now be part of a communal living space.