The Thatched House, Chatham Medway
The Thatched House is a 1930s Romantic Revival style detached house with views over the Hempstead Valley. Arts Architecture was commissioned to design a major extension, providing an integrated double garage and utility room, an open plan kitchen/dining area and extended living room, a new master bedroom with ensuite walk-in shower room and a conservatory.
How we fulfilled the brief
The two-storey garage and bedroom extension has been designed in the same style as the original house and extends the existing thatched roof in an L-shaped form. Nestling into this is a single-storey block constructed in oak framing, providing the additional ground floor living space with a flat roof acting as a balcony to the master bedroom above.
The master bedroom has an open vaulted ceiling and a panoramic window taking advantage of the views to the southeast. Oak framing is also used for the conservatory, which is topped off with a lead roof complementing the leadwork on the thatched area.
Contract Value: £170k approx.
Status: Completed 2011