The Coach House

An existing barn on a spectacular city bowl property, delightful clients, a clear brief and an old experienced builder, resulted in this tasteful and warm alteration.

The old beams were exposed, a new stair was installed, and the spaces were opened up.

This project was where the term wabi-sabi came in to play.

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.