Kippington Road
Location: Sevenoaks, UK
Client: Truphet UK Ltd
Timescale: Planning achieved - 2015
Size: 550m²
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This bold and contemporary new home is highly sustainable and designed to blend sensitively with its heavily wooded semi-rural context over time. It will include six bedrooms, a guest annex, and a variety of generously proportioned living spaces, ancillary areas and an enclosed garage. The proposal will exceed current building regulations to be a low-energy, super-insulated dwelling.

The house has been designed as a series of interconnected blocks that individually address key views across the site and focus attention on important mature trees in the garden. 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 house 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.