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Oxford Barn with accommodation

Location:

Ararimu, South Auckland

Date

January 25, 2016

Category:
BARNS, EQUESTRIAN, LATEST PROJECTS
About

This elegant barn and stable with accommodation was designed and built by us and completed just before Christmas 2015.

The Oxford barn comprises 4 large stables, with the flexibility to turn 2 stables into one generous yard.  The ground level also houses a tack room, feed room & laundry, a downstairs toilet, workshop, truck & implements bay.  The upper level is home to spacious and surprisingly luxurious living accommodation, with a tasteful barn kitchen and a large 1st floor deck, with steps linking the ground floor entertaining area to the upper deck.

“We made contact with Laura Daly at Harrison Lane in September 2014, having contracted to buy some land in Ararimu with a view to creating stables, truck bay and accommodation all incorporated into one building.

The experience got off to a good start with Laura taking most of a day to show us recently completed Harrison Lane projects comprising various aspects of what we were looking for.

Laura subsequently provided preliminary drawings and costings  reflecting our vision so we decided to run with Harrison Lane for our project.

Having now completed our “barn” we have nothing but praise for Laura and her team at Harrison Lane. The truck bay, stables, tack room, etc, were well within Harrison Lane’s comfort zone and at times we pushed the boundaries with the residential mezzanine component upstairs. Variations “on the hoof” were no problem to Harrison Lane including a reasonably major deck extension mid way through construction. Our desires in terms of engineered flooring, highly spec’d  kitchen and air conditioning were all accomplished in a seamless manner.

The end result is in our view leading edge throughout and we have no hesitation in recommending Laura and her team to anybody considering a similar project.”

INGRID & PETER HERDSON