New build house in Kent - wood board with knots

AFL recently acquired a development site in Kent, and we have now secured planning for a new build 1,700 square foot house on the plot

The house will be respect the immediate C19th surrounding cottages, with elevations detailed in the local Kentish rag stone and timber.


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At ground floor a rear extension is clad in a silver weathered timber, complementing the tones of the rag stone. Internally the space provides a split level, open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The change in ground level from the front to the rear of the house allows the internal split level arrangement, helping to notionally divide the space without resorting to enclosing spaces with walls.

Three bedrooms are provided at first floor, with a generous master suite the second floor loft. The master suite has juliette balconies overlooking the trees of rural Mote Park and Mote House to the rear. Mote Park is a landscaped public park, previously the grounds of a large country estate.

The original Mote House was a tudor mansion, which was demolished in 1793 and rebuilt in brick and stone around 1800, this Georgian house still stands today. The adjacent ragstone cottages to the proposed house were originally workers cottages for Mote House. The new property will form a final gap in the road, which has been infilled with a variety of architectural styles in the 19th and 20th century.

The site is just outside the village of Bearsted, which lies on the edge of the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Project architect: Matt McKenna

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