Contemporary Extension Granted Planning permission for Listed Building

Contemporary Extension Granted Planning permission for Listed Building

RHA have designed a new contemporary wing to an existing Grade II Listed cottage in Wadhurst, Kent. The site is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, therefore it was necessary to achieve a design that would respond sensitively to its setting. The design developed from the idea of a traditional garden wall inserted into the banked groundscape. The wall envelops the new extension which wraps around a newly created central courtyard, linking the new accommodation to the existing cottage. Hidden at the rear of the site, the extension rises to form a two storey pavilion which houses a new master bedroom with elevated views out to the wider landscape.