Haynes & Garthwaite Architects

Norwich Guest House

An existing barn and attached guest house located near the main house had fallen into disrepair.  The barn frame was salvaged so that it could be repaired and reassembled on a new foundation.  The guest house was demolished and replaced with a home for grandparents’ extended visits and for friends. The new structure recalls the massing of the original and includes an open living area with a kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom. The upper level of the barn is approached from the yard by a generous fieldstone supported ramp and is used for parties and rainy day activities. The guest room/ loft above is accessed by a narrow stair hidden behind the fireplace.