The old barn was used for a very long time as a warehouse for tractors and hay, until one day it was bought by a man who decided to make a house for himself in it.
The locals did not like the barn even before the purchase, they considered it too unpretentious.
But when a millionaire chose it for housing, the eccentric man immediately aroused ridicule.
The conversations behind the back of the barn owner continued for 15 years until he invited his neighbors to visit.
Englishman Alan Yeomans bought an old barn on the outskirts of Derbyshire and decided to make a house in it.
For his part, he had a plan. He wanted to preserve the historical appearance of the area, even though it was a barn.
So he insulated the outside of the barn a little, but used all the same materials that were used for the construction of agricultural buildings. For part of the facade, he used old stone, giving the building an even more neglected, according to the neighbors, look.
The front side was brighter, but the neighbors did not see it.
Alan dressed, despite his wealth, also in simple clothes, and people around were happy to discuss their eccentric neighbor.
This went on for 15 years, until the man invited people around to visit, deciding to make a barbecue.
It was here that Alan’s plan was revealed when he created his house. Behind the nondescript barn facade, the man created a spacious interior. There was not even a hint of the past of the building.
Original paintings on the walls, gold inlays, antique furniture and new appliances.
Part of the house was converted into a garage. Yeomans, as it turned out, was fond of collecting classic cars.
There was no trace of mockery on the same day. But the man did not communicate with his neighbors anymore.