Originally the home of “Lovely Cottage,” a prize-winning racehorse, The Stables in Winchester, England has recently been converted into a lovely home. The renovation and redesign project, spearheaded by AR Design Studio, transforms the interior space of the typical stable into a middle ground that unites both the contemporary and the classically equine. The brick façade is punctuated with panels of glazing, where the individual doors to each horse’s space supposedly were. Instead, the doors along with other wooden elements have been transposed as dividers between rooms. A hinged pen of sorts shepherds the kitchen, and the deep brown – almost black – hues are a soulful note accompanying the modern harmony of polished concrete floors and white furnishings.

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