Many of us appreciate picturesque countryside views yet we crave the hustle and bustle of city living. The contemporary interpretation of an agricultural site, Home Farm by 10M, combines the best of both worlds.
Rural Meets Metropolitan
Developed on a greenbelt area, breathtaking rural views are guaranteed. The charming village of Hampton in Arden hosts a Michelin star restaurant and quaint local pubs for relaxed doorstep socialising, yet it also benefits from being a short drive to Birmingham Airport and the infamous National Exhibition Centre. The location of Home Farm perfectly suits a lifestyle for both young couples to downsizers looking for their next home in the property market.
10M is known for character-filled renovations, such as Iron Works and Hedge House, Home Farm is no exception.
This collection of 11 contemporary barn style homes is not entirely a conservation project, but it maintains the character of a once a working farm. As opposed to a traditional housing estate, the arrangement of the 11 homes follows the same arrangement as the positioning of the original 3 barns. This both maximizes the site and keeps the agriculture of the area.
Importance of Aesthetics
Incorporating character is an important part of the design process for 10M, their niche is the ability to deliver design-led contemporary homes. To do so takes meticulous attention to detail inside and out.
The arrangement of the 3 structures and architectural style mimic the history of the site, yet with industrial styling and matt black finishes as growing macro trends, the materials create a modern solution – black zinc cladding with cedar ends make for a striking exterior.
The interiors were designed by Cream & Black, who were conscious of the variety of potential buyers. The resulting design style follows 10M‘s traditional sophisticated style in a coherent colour palette, with Bagnodesign brassware as a starting point.
Bagnodesign’s Zanzibar brassware features alongside the Ash Funktion vanity units in the bathrooms, with tiles in natural tones. These warming nuances resonate to the design conscious demographic and add value to the properties as a unique selling point. Current trends of shower rooms and coloured brassware finishes are also incorporated in these contemporary dwellings with the specification of Ibiza brassware – a staple in a 10M development.
For continuity throughout the property, Zanzibar M-Line kitchen mixers were specified as a focal point in the heart of the home. Russell Townsend, Director of 10M, gives an example of the length met for attention to detail:
“We worked with a locally based brass hardware firm to create bespoke kitchen handles in order to perfectly coordinate with our focal point of Zanzibar brassware. Using Zanzibar is a statement element, in the bathrooms it was important the Funktion unit blended with the tiles to let the brassware stand out.”