The design of the house developed in direct response to the site and its location within the beautiful village of Yalding in Kent. The building’s structure is composed to reflect the surrounding woodland with the raking columns representing the irregular angles of tree trunks and branches.
Large expanses of glass fill the gaps between the structure and allow you to appreciate the landscape and setting as if you were peering out from between the trunks and branches of the trees. The traditional Kentish black and white weatherboarding represents the foliage wrapping the building and enclosing the spaces within.
In contrast to the surrounding nature, the form and lines of the house are intentionally very geometric and crisp, creating a dialogue between the organic woodland and the modernist box. I am exceptionally please with what we have achieved in Yalding. As with every project, there is a large team of people that have all contributed. In particular the team from Ecolibrium Solutions (the main contractor) should be rightly proud of the quality of their work.
A striking new architect designed house
Blending modern contemporary design with contextual Kentish influences. This provides a rare opportunity to buy a unique and stunning contemporary family home in a Kent village. EPC Rating B. The house is a unique and superb example of contemporary architecture, fusing a variety of influences from traditional Kentish barns, the modernist houses of the twentieth century as well as more recent architectural precedents. The architect has designed the building’s structure to reflect the surrounding woodland with the irregular columns representing the raking patterns of tree trunks and branches. Large expanses of glass have been used to create living pictures of the landscape beyond, viewed from between the branches of structure. The traditional Kentish black and white weatherboarding represents the foliage wrapping the building and enclosing the spaces within.
The house is located in a tucked away position in Yalding village with its village shop and pubs. Paddock Wood is 4.9 miles away with a range of shops including Waitrose, and its mainline station with links to London Bridge, London Waterloo East, and London Charing Cross, together with Ashford International Station. The house is for sale.
Paddock Wood 4.9 miles, Maidstone 6.6 miles, Tonbridge 10.7 miles, Tunbridge Wells 11.7 miles, Sevenoaks 16.5 miles (all distances approximate).
Local authority information
Maidstone Borough Council 01622 602000
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Property for sale – Vicarage Road, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18Location: Kent, UK Architect: Matthew Heywood Construction: began in May 2012 and the house was complete in May 2013.
Engineer: Fothergill & Company
Main Contractor: Ecolibrium Solutions