Located in a sought after area of Tankerton, Whitstable the site originally contained a small bungalow which sat in a cramped position to one side of the plot. The bungalow was to be demolished to make way for the new family home and take advantage of the elevated views into and across Whitstable. Our client knew to a certain extent what style of house they wanted and how they wanted the house to flow. Together with our help and guidance we worked though various options and sketch designs until we created a family home that worked, met their needs and included the key design statement features they desired.
To the front there is a modern palette of imported grey brickwork, grey cladding in various shades, black aluminium apex windows and a lightly coloured render. To avoid overlooking issues at the rear, first floor windows are replaced with high level roof windows to flood the rooms with natural light. At ground floor level there is a fantastic triple set of sliding hidden pocket doors leading from the kitchen onto the garden which gracefully slide away to truly bring the garden into the living space. One feature which is often sadly dropped from initial design is an oriel window, usually because this is an expensive item however, in this instance we are pleased to see it has made it to the finished build and it’s great to see as well as being a functional addition.
As with all of our projects we were on hand throughout the build to assist where required and react to any changes in the design requested by the client.
The finished result is a pleasure to see and we hope our clients enjoy many years together in this family home (and should they wish to move again, we’d be more than happy to join them on their next project).