Georgian farmhouse with unconverted oast
This unlisted Georgian farmhouse and oast stands in countryside between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
Planning Permission was granted to extend the farmhouse considerably and to convert the oast to a substantial dwelling. The original character of the farmhouse was preserved by keeping the Georgian reception rooms to the front, while at the rear the basement was dug out to provide a guest suite, cinema room, sauna and utility room. A new staircase was added and an open-plan kitchen completed the spacious, modern design.
The oast roundels were rebuilt and the original coke store reinstated to form the entrance. This involved working closely with the planners to maximise the glazing while retaining the original character.