Planning Permission Granted

Planning permission has been granted for an extension and remodelling for a nineteenth century cottage in Oxfordshire. The building stands in a secluded spot within the conservation area of the village but situated away from any listed buildings. Its position

Completed Project

We have recently completed a multi-phased project to refurbish a grade II listed farmhouse and outbuilding in a conservation area. The project included extending the farmhouse and converting an existing outbuilding to restore the original farmyard character of the site.

Team outing to the Cotswold Distillery

Happy New Year! Before Christmas the Charlie Luxton Design team visited the Cotswold Distillery. Just a stones throw from our studio, the distillery has been making award winning gin for the past 9 years. This was a natural choice while

Oxfordshire farmhouse nearing completion

Careful design and attention to detail is breathing new life in to a collection of neglected farmhouse buildings in south Oxfordshire. We are restoring original brick barns and reorienting the main farmhouse to take full advantage of a fabulous view,

Black Barn Studios in Passive House + magazine

Our studio, Black Barn Studios is the cover star of the current edition of Passive House magazine. The magazine have written an in-depth article about our approach to creating a highly sustainable, energy efficient design exemplar. That attention to detail were key in

Planning permission for ultra sustainable office development

Planning approval has been given to a very exciting project; an ultra sustainable office development for an ethical investment company. The ambition of the client is to combine three main areas.  Working environment, sustainability and community. Taken together, these principles

Blackwood in competition shortlist

One of our recently completed projects, Blackwood , has been shortlisted for two prizes in this year’s The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. It has been nominated for Best Self Build Home and Best Green Home. There is a People’s

Planning permission for home in conservation area

We are delighted to have received planning permission for a replacement dwelling on a tucked away and narrow site in Buckinghamshire. The proposals seek to improve the site with a low-energy and highly insulated dwelling that is sustainable and efficient

The design team visit to recently completed project

This week we had a team outing to visit one of our completed projects. It’s especially useful to see a project once the client’s have moved in and chat about how they are experiencing living in their new home. It

Planning permission for farmhouse annex

We have recently received planning permission for an annex to a farmhouse in Devon. The annex forms part of a multi-phased project for the farm. The design intends to provide accommodation for ageing members of the family where they can

Clean sweep at RHS Malvern!

Our show garden entry collaborating with The Wildlife Trusts and Oxford Garden Design with Jamie Langlands won an RHS Gold Medal at this years RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Not only that but it won Best in Show, Best Construction and

Shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award 2023!

Black Barn Studios has made the shortlist for this years AJ Small Projects Award! On Wednesday 3rd May we will travel down to London to present and find out the results. The studio is the culmination of our attempt to address three of

Blackwood in Enki

The May/June issue of the wonderful Enki magazine is out now, featuring an article on Blackwood , one of our recently completed projects.

A project nearing completion

We are working on the completion of the second phase of a project. The original scheme was to completely refurbish a tired, old bungalow situated on the edge of a small Oxfordshire town. A few years later the clients came

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

We’ve been involved in a project which is a first for us, collaborating with Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trusts (BBOWT) with Future Nature, Oxford Garden Design and Jamie Langlands Gardens on a show garden for this years RHS Malvern

Roof Tiles

Exciting things are happening on one of our sites at the moment. The large-scale clay tiles and corten flashings have begun to be installed on the roof. Although the builders are working away, it can look like not much changes

The List by House and Garden

We are members of The List by House & Garden. Every so often our projects are featured in The List’s social media and the House & Garden’s online magazine. Most recently one of our projects appeared in a House &

New completed project

Another recently completed project has been photographed and is now live on the website. Read more here about our approach and the integration of landscape and architectural designs.

Grade II Listed Cottage

A 3D model for a single storey kitchen link extension to connect a Grade II Listed cottage and an outbuilding. We will work up a few options like these as part of the initial design process before settling on an

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