Belmont, Langley, Kent
Originally built as a Dower House, Belmont has been altered and extended over the centuries. Most of the exterior dates from a major remodelling in 1898, with further extensions carried out in the 1920s and 1970s, but it still retains its Elizabethan core and has great character and charm.
We were asked to design a modest extension to the house, including a new, enlarged kitchen and a playroom opening onto the garden. We have also proposed minor alterations to the existing ground floor to improve circulation, make better use of space and improve the aesthetics of the 1970s block, which contains a family room and fitness centre.
How we approached the project
The extension uses white stucco to match the adjacent kitchen wing, with large areas of glazing to take advantage of the south and west garden views, whilst the arrangement of vertical mullions echoes the framing of the original half-timbered facade built over 400 years ago.
Contract Value: £230k approx.
Status: Completed 2021