This large family house near Tunbridge Wells was built in the 80s and was based on design originating from the US. Due to the nature of the topography, the building appears to be single storey from the front and conceals the full size of the accommodation until you enter the door! The existing design is showing its age so the client wanted to remodel the exterior to present a more contemporary look that still worked within its surroundings and re-work the accommodation to provide a light and ‘loft’ feel. Although the house is large I felt it would be worth adding a room under the existing side terrace providing a gym and meditation space which would feel separated from the main house. The scheme has now been planning consent. The first seven images are ‘design visualisations’ of the proposed scheme and the last three are of the existing property.