For a long time, the old barn was used to store trucks and hay. Then, one day, a man bought it and chose to turn it into a home for himself.
Even before it was bought, the neighbors didn’t like the barn because they thought it was too simple.
But when a millionaire picked it as his home, the strange man was laughed at right away.
The barn owner was talked about behind his back for 15 years before he asked his neighbors to visit.
Alan Yeomans, an Englishman, bought an old barn on the edge of Derbyshire and turned it into a house.
He, on the other hand, had a plan. Even though it was just a barn, he wanted to keep the antique look of the area.
So, he added some insulation to the outside of the barn, but he used the same materials that were used to build other barns. He used old stone on part of the building’s face, which, according to the neighbors, made it look even more run-down.
The front was brighter than the back, but the neighbors didn’t notice.
Alan wore simple clothes, even though he was rich, and people were happy to talk about their strange neighbor.
This went on for 15 years, until the man asked people over for a dinner.
When Alan built his house, he told everyone about his plan here. Behind the boring exterior of the barn, the man made a big room inside. The building gave no sign of its history at all.
Original paintings on the walls, antique furniture with gold inlays, and new tools.
A shed was made out of a part of the house. Yeomans was a big fan of collecting old cars, it turned out.
On the same day, there was no sign of ridicule. But after that, the man stopped talking to his friends.