Storage Room The clients worked with Nossiter to preserve as many historical features as possible. The barn's cruciform plan arose from the model farm movement championed by original owner John Gurdon Esquire, who brought different farming functions under one roof. Here, what was once the old milking parlor now serves as bike and scooter storage.  Photo 3 of 10 in This Converted Barn in the English Countryside Stays True to its Historic Roots