Hollaway Studio has created a series of substantial extensions that are both timeless and sympathetic to the original vicarage, dating from the 1830’s, while being of a scale and design dramatic enough to sit within this elegant rural context. The site is an early Victorian home surrounded by nine acres that sits within in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Subtly announcing itself on arrival down the long driveway, the extension’s floating roofs sit behind the primary brick façade on one side, with the Crittall-style orangery glazing resting beneath. Following the driveway around, the full extent of the rough, matt black, feather edge timber-cladding reveals itself.

A significant two-storey rear extension folds around the main house, encompassing new living, dining and utility spaces; a pool; carport and garage; and a master suite on the first floor. The new extension connects with the original building with a ribbon of frameless glazing, lightly joining the two together. This project marks another example of Hollaway Studio’s dedication in combining the contemporary with the traditional to create both a complementary and elevated aesthetic.