Haynes & Garthwaite Architects

Lyme Workshop

A spacious barn was designed to house a woodworking shop, a project kitchen and a small brewery. The stone foundation anchors the barn to the hillside.  Large shop doors open onto a sheltered stone terrace that is the center for family gatherings and connects the existing house to the barn.  Stone stairs from the terrace lead to a new garage that is used to store equipment and large vehicles.  Terraced gardens with stone walls fan out down the hillside to maximize solar gain and extend the growing season.  The roof and clerestory windows in the shop are supported by fir trusses that were assembled on site.  Lighting and the air-to-air heat pump provide efficient systems that are powered by the 6 KW PV array.