This re-interpretation of a contemporary extension to a traditional Kent farmhouse in its form mirrors the original farmhouse structure with a strong articulated brick lined gable that frames a new courtyard to take advantage of the views out to the wider rural landscape.
Corking Farmhouse is situated on the edge of the marsh near Ash in Kent. The original building dates from 1584 and was a small farmworkers cottage. The house in recent years has had numerous poor quality additions that hang off the rear of the property providing nothing more than dark, damp additional space.
Our proposal looks to remove all of the existing poor quality extensions and add one coherent two storey extension, which provides much needed additional accommodation. The new addition will sit respectfully ensuring that the original building is clearly read as the principal structure.
The architecture aims to marry the heritage of the existing building with the requirement for modern living, encompassed in light, generously proportioned spaces that connect to the gardens and wider landscape. It does this through the careful interpretation of Arts and Crafts details and a subtle yet refined material palette.
Project Team: Christopher Taylor, Tim Hare, Karl Bowers