From the Revered Pen of Ptolemy Dean

Embarking on a project journey with one of the country's most eminent historic buildings architects was one to be embraced with enthusiasm and reverence.

Park Life: London Living with a Touch of Lux

When Lorna Wright trained in interior design – nearly a decade ago – she was already armed with an impressive career prologue and reflected transferable skill set. A "first" career in global commercial marketing had ingrained stringent and wide-reaching project management skills.

Hollow Brook: The Backstory and the Full Enki Magazine Feature

The flagship Barr Group conversion of a concrete framed agricultural building into a highly unique and sustainable family home.

The Bix Farm Story

Bix Farm sits serenely into the rolling Berkshire countryside; creating flow, for three generations and guests to live ‘separately together’

The Realisation of The Hide

When our clients spotted a run-down bungalow, perched on the hillside in a small hamlet just north of Berkhamsted, they found themselves with an difficult decision to make - it was a wonderful site and a residence with enormous potential… but equally a huge undertaking!

A Minimalist Modernisation of a Thames-side Apartment

Set within a converted warehouse building, with its history in the hemp trade and shipping chandlery, the Barr Group team worked closely with Last Interior Design, to turn a dark and enclosed riverside apartment into a light, airy, restful abode.

The Design Minds Behind Meadow Barn; and How Moving There Has Been Life-changing for Its New Owners

Meadow Brook started life as a disused livestock shed; a huge metal frame ready and waiting for its next incarnation.

A Suite on Two Storeys: Tailor-made for Panelled Perfection

The remodelling and refurbishment of the master suite at Ferry House was designed by our clients themselves and translated into a structural specification and finishing schedule by the Barr Build Direct to Client team.

The Mulberry Cottage Fairy Tale

The renovation story of a delightful stone and timber clad cottage in idyllic South Oxfordshire.

The Mayfield Barn Eco-Vision; in tune with its surroundings without costing the Earth

Mayfield Barn was the first in a pair of Dutch barn conversions situated in fields just outside the village of Long Crendon.

Floristry Studio in the Countryside: A Glance into the World of Claire Bowen

We take a much-anticipated tour of 'Honeysuckle and Hilda’, the floristry studio founded by Florist and Writer, Claire Bowen.

Crinan: The Buckinghamshire Barn with a Highlands Inspired Outlook

We explore Stuart and Charlie Barr's own converted barn, a family home inspired by childhood holidays in Scotland.

Isolation or Blissful Seclusion?

Interior Designer Lara Clarke has ensured that anyone lucky enough to stay at Asher House, a recent Barr Group renovation, would unequivocally claim the latter.

A Timeless Extension for a Grade II Listed Farmhouse

Bringing space and light into a 1600's Oxford residence, while complimenting the original architecture.

Rustic Outdoor Living

Let us inspire you with outdoor living spaces that are perfect for socialising, whatever the weather.