Old Shed New House by Tonkin Liu

Old Shed New House is an agricultural shed converted into a three-bedroom house with a double-height library and a gallery space. Located in the village of Great Ouseburn, North Yorkshire, England, the home was designed by Tonkin Liu in 2018. The new house – once a container for tools and tractors – has a total floor area of 210m² (2,260ft²).

The house is a journey of interconnected spaces that alternate between the grand and the intimate. The spacious library is wrapped by a modestly sized living room and three bedrooms, whilst behind the long gallery a thick wall conceals staircase, utility room, and storage.

The interplay between single and double height space helps create a great sense of volume and light in a compact plan. The home is part country cottage, part classical villa.

— Tonkin Liu



Photographs by Greg Storrar, Mike Tonkin
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