We’ve recently been appointed to look at proposals to remodel a house in Broadstairs, Kent, which falls under Thanet District Council. Our client moved down from south-east London for a different quality of life, and is looking to upgrade the existing house with a long term view on implementing the works in stages.
The property is a semi-detached 2-storey house located on Castle Avenue, Broadstairs. The property is neither listed, nor located in a Conservation Area. The house faces east and is set back from the main road by an ample driveway. To the rear there is a large garden that benefits from late afternoon sun throughout the year.
There an existing rear extension and conservatory that have been added to the rear of the main house, that include additional sleeping / office accommodation. To the front, a bay window projects at ground floor, with a small front garden and ramped driveway leading to a garage that adjoins the house. There is a significant level difference across the site, with the highest point to the rear of the property, and dropping away towards the front. The house is located over a constant level, with the rear terrace and garden set up a number of steps above the patio.
Our client’s brief is in several parts, including reconfiguring the ground floor to allow more practical layout which will also enhance the connection and access between kitchen/dining and rear garden. The plan will be rationalised, moving the front door, and levelling off the rear extensions to open up onto the rear garden. At first floor we are looking to to create an additional bedroom and ensuite and a possible sun-terrace to take advantage of the sea views. This will be achieved by building out over the existing garage, with a subservient pitched roof extension, with dormers.
We are hoping to submit for planning permission to Thanet District Council later in the year.