High Quality Architecture in Staplehurst, Kent
Domestic New Build - Pear Tree House, Kent
Pear Tree House is a 6 bedroom detached dwelling, arranged over 4 floors sitting in the heart of the Kent countryside. The house sits on a 3 acre plot and replaced a dilapidated cottage on the site. The brief was to deliver a traditional Kentish farm house giving ample accommodation for a family and visitors.
The siting and orientation of the house takes best advantage of the views over the gardens and adjoining fields and woodland. Construction is timber framed, clad in brick and tile hanging under a plain tiled roof.
The basement houses the plant, utility and storage areas, and is formed in waterproof concrete. It connects to the upper floors by way of the main staircase, and to the outside by means of a separate stair.
Ground floor comprises of a spacious kitchen, dining and sitting rooms together with a conservatory / garden room which recesses into the back of the house.
First floor houses two guest bedrooms, family bathroom and the master suite, comprising bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
The second floor, which is built into the roof slopes with dormer windows to the front and rear, contains the 3 additional bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms.
In addition to the main house, there is a 3 bay garage / garden store building with a home office in the roof space above.
" It was a pleasure working with Brian on our project. We wanted to create a traditional farmhouse look to replace the old cottage on the site. Brian gave us some initial sketches to give us a feel for what we were trying to achieve. We gave him a wish list and he came up with the overall design and layout. The end result was a fabulous house with great spaces and Brian's solution to the garden room, cut into the back of the house, was an inspired piece of architecture - Mr & Mrs Blundell"