This scheme sits on a highly sensitive site, between a Grade II listed house and a locally listed house.
The house is formally organised around a central double height hall, echoing the Kentish Wealden house layout, and the work of Baillie Scott, whose work features prominently in Sevenoaks. Individual elements are then expressed asymmetrically, such as the staircase projected alongside the entrance porch, and corner windows in response to diagonal views to the North Downs, a feature of this part of the town.
The clients, John and Kate Edge commented: “Our half-formed ideas for how we wanted to live in a modern open plan environmental have been interrogated, nurtured and developed. The house needed to “fit in” with the road frontage whilst being unapologetically contemporary... We could call on the Corde brand which carries not just the architectural practice, but engineering services, structural advice, and related disciplines. The consultation process felt “joined up”, with a range of expertise under one umbrella. We witnessed, at first hand, problem-solving at its best."