This project was for three stunning houses, each over 360sqm, with panoramic views over Whitstable golf course. Island wall is one of the most sought-after roads in Whitstable with such immediate access to the coastline and to Whitstable high street with boutique shops and award-winning restaurants whilst remaining a fifteen-minute walk from the station, meaning the commute into London is just over an hour.
The luxury houses at first floor have 4 large en-suite bedrooms, along with a beautiful master bedroom suite, all linked by a light-filled landing and all with amazing views and Juliet balconies. The upper ground floors house a large open plan kitchen, with 3m long island, living and dining space. A separate living area gives the residents the ultimate flexibility. Surrounding decks and balconies overlook the golf course or lead out to the gardens. The lower ground floor includes a double garage, utility space and flexible living for home cinema room, home office and gym.
112 Joy Lane
Joy Lane was a wonderful example of a design working in harmony with its surroundings. To the front of the plot is the sea view and to the back a beautiful backdrop of trees and greenery. When purchased the site housed a small bungalow with a large overgrown garden. The architect was able to create a home that found the maximum potential in the site, making the best of the expected views. With first floor living involving a front balcony leading from the lounge area to allow far reaching sea views and an Atrium to the rear creating a gallery and sun room looking out to the garden. With four double bedrooms and three bathrooms down stairs the floor plan was centred around a feature spiral staircase.
44 Nargate st
When we first saw this plot we fell in love. Nargate st is a picture post card village scene with the beautiful little stour river flowing parallel to it. The plot is south facing and beyond the river at the bottom of the garden is protected farmland – a stunning scene to look out onto – especially early in the morning with the beautiful sun rises that we began to rely on whilst building. The house design is unique for the road with the architect opting for modern design in an otherwise traditional street; using a similar footprint to the original bungalow; it is also deceptive with many people commenting that they thought it was still a bungalow when looking from the front. When through the front door the house feels tardis like; opening up to a light filled open plan, dual aspect living space; that leads to the sunny kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the large garden.
63a Newton road
This plot was created by using the side garden of no.63. As a complete new build the architect was able to have free reign; introducing design features that made the house truly individual whilst keeping the practicality for a working family home. Creating a feature roof light above the first floor suspended walkway meant that light poured down into the open living space below. The glass sliding doors to the back of the property are angled to take in every aspect of the surrounding back garden and the sun traveling throughout the day.
63 Newton road
No. 63 newton road was a really gem to find for a development; an existing 1960s detached house with large garden to side and rear creating great potential for a new build plot in the garden. The existing house, though tired, was in good condition structurally so we made the decision to work with what was there. Through small extensions to the bays at the front and back of the property and re configuring the upstairs roof space that was being used for storage we were able to reinvent the space into a beautiful four bedroom family home with open plan living.