Architecture – refurbishment and internal alterations of a Grade II listed private dwellinghouse.
Situated within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Kent, the house started its life as a 16th century farm outbuilding.
For nearly 300 years it received constant upgrades and additions until it acquired its current unique character displaying prominent Georgian features and local vernacular architectural styles blended in a single sprawling structure. The history of architecture can be traced on the house’s facades from the flint and brick organic additions to the regularised Georgian frontage.
As part of the works the house will receive a new roof over the entire building. The existing tiles will be replaced with handmade red clay roof tiles.
The ground floor layout will be rearranged to suit the needs of the owners with minor disturbance to the original fabric. Parts of the structural fabric will be exposed following the removal of unsympathetic additions to reveal the original 17th century timber frame.
Internal alterations include the relocation of the kitchen and the creation of a new dining and living room space.
The first floor alterations include the creation of a new master suite including a walk in wardrobe and master bathroom.