RENOVATION and EXTENSION of a 1920’s BUTTERFLY PLAN HOUSE in KENT
Working closely with the client, a number of key interventions have been carried out in sympathy with the building's Arts and Craft origins.
The interior layout in the west 'butterfly' wing and central core of the house has been re-designed to concentrate core functions, open up much needed interior views within the house and create a positive connection to the wider landscape.
At the heart of the house, an open living, dining, family area has been created with the kitchen at its hub. This incororates a new extension with full height glazed walls cantilevered over the sloping garden to heighten its elevated position.
Orientated to take full advantage of both woodland views and far reaching views across Kent it opens out to a new raised external dining space linked to the main terrace. A top lit open roof space catches the sun. The extension has been designed to preserve the strong symmetrical form of the original building - composed to complement rather than replicate.
A new serpentine wall connecting the garage to the main house incorporates a porchway, emphasising the 'new' entrance, providing greater security and privacy.
On the strength of this project, work has been commissioned on reconfiguration and extensions to a neighbours property. After negotiation with Ashford Planning department, permission has also been granted for this project.
Following completion of this project, wcjw have been appointed to undertake a Concept Design Study for the conversion and extension of a neighbouring property - for which Planning Permission was obtained in 2015.
FULL SERVICE: COMPETITIVE TENDER
- Concept Designs - Scheme Design
- Planning: Planning Permissions - 3no.
- Production Information: Detail Design Drawings and Specifications.
- Building Regulations: Licensed Inspector
- Tender: Tender Action and Appraisal.
- Construction: Project Management.