Kippington Road will shortly start on site in the former grounds of the short-lived ‘Bulimba’ mansion house in Sevenoaks, Kent. This bold and contemporary home is highly sustainable and designed to blend sensitively with its heavily wooded rural context over time.
A single family home has been broken into a series of interconnected blocks that individually address key views across the site and focus attention on important mature trees on site. These include a spectacular oak tree seen through a grand double-height opening on the front façade, and a further cutaway corner window offering uninterrupted views of the Western Red Cedar to the northwest.
The fractured composition of the 510 m2 building also allows this new dwelling to adjust to the varying heights of a steeply sloping site, effectively making the building appear as two storeys. Access to gardens therefore takes place at varying levels and matches the sun path across the house during the day.
Kippington Road will exceed current building regulations to be a low energy, super insulated dwelling. The home includes six bedrooms, a guest annex, and a variety of generously proportioned living areas, ancillary areas and an enclosed garage.
Location: Kent, UK
Client: Truphet UK Ltd.
Timescale: Planning achieved in 2014 / Anticipated completed in 2016
Size: 550 m2