AN architectural firm is celebrating after winning an award win for turning a group of listed farm out-buildings into a family home in a conservation area of the North York Moors National Park.

Summerhouse Architects in Guisborough won the “Best Conversion” category of the North York Moors National Park Design Awards 2018 for their work on the Grade II listed Hall Farm Barns in Carlton-in-Cleveland.

The awards recognise “the most innovative and distinctive new developments completed within the North York Moors over the past five years”.

The awards were presented at a ceremony in Helmsley and Suzie Mack, director at Summerhouse Architects, said: “We are obviously delighted to have won the award for best conversion.It reflects not only ours, but the whole team’s efforts to create a really beautiful home for David and Sarah.”

David Marwood owns Hall Farm Barns, and his late wife, Sarah - who was diagnosed with cancer shortly before planning permission was granted in 2015 - put her heart and soul into the project. She focused on the interior design and gave very close attention to sourcing the most suitable materials and furnishings.

Mr Marwood believes the architects interpreted his wife's vision well and is extremely satisfied with the outcome and the award.

He said: “Converting the out-buildings into our family home has been a long-held dream. Sarah passed away earlier this year and would have been very proud that our home has received this respected award.”

The project was a team effort and the work was carried out by Summerhouse Architects; Steve Hesmondhalgh & Assocs, planning consultants; Mason Clarke Associates, structural engineers; Barry Shaw and Son Building Ltd, the main contractor; Barnfather Construction Ltd, groundworks; Wilkinsons Landscapes; and Brilliant Lighting.