The former barn in Arlof belongs to a series of listed rural buildings dating back to the end of the 19th century. They share a bulky, rugged and organic characteristic. Part of this build stock has already been converted into dwellings.
Between 2006 and 2007 Kathy worked for Noesser Padberg Architects where she designed the conversion of a a listed barn.
The main masonry of the building is built out of irregular stone work, however, due to changes in use over time block and brick work were added later. The roof and the cladding of the building are in need of substantial repair. The space in its current condition of dilapidation cannot be used as a stable or storage spaces. The cost of repair is very considerable; as a result, turning it into dwellings is an effective option to cover the expenses involved.