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Tiny 17th-century barn is now a cozy coastal home asking $343K


With ?secret? doors leading to the bedrooms Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day" Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: North Norfolk, United Kingdom Price: £280,000 (approximately $342,568)

This teeny barn from the 17th century is now a cozy two bedroom home with ?secret? compartments and other charming details. Located in the small, picturesque village of Thursford, just six miles from the coast and 11 from famed Holkham Beach, the converted barn (by Lynch Architects) boasts original exposed rafters and flint walls, now painted white, in the main space, where an open-plan kitchen (outfitted with an AGA cooker), dining area, and living room reside.

On the opposite end of the house is a white tongue-and-groove wall that creates separate zones for the bedrooms, one on the first floor, another on the second, and a bathroom. They are accessed by doors that are built-in to the wall and thus appear to be hidden. Behind another door is a birch plywood Norfolk Winder staircase leading upstairs to the master bedroom.

One of the most distinctive features of the house is a section of floor-to-ceiling slatted windows that brings in natural light and adds a touch of modernity to the otherwise quaint abode. Available through The Modern House, asking price is £280,000, or approximately $343,000.

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