We often see homes where a historic house has a modern extension. In this home in the English county Kent, a Victorian detached home was given a modern black extension that centers around a courtyard.
The floorplan of the Victorian cottage has been doubled thanks to the modern extension. The extension is sleek and stylish with a burnt oak and zinc façade on the outside. And inside, the extension uses reclaimed wood, sympathetic panelling, pitched roofs and Crittall windows to create an connection to the garden.
The interiors are warm and stylish, using a combination of contemporary design pieces, wooden elements, and traditional designs like a Shaker-style kitchen.
Thanks to the extension, the house has now a U-shaped floorplan with in the Victorian part a study and a sitting room. At the back, the home is extended and now houses a grand living space with a sitting room, kitchen, and dining room.
The white painted brick wall shows where the new extension is added to the original house. In the extension, the pitched roof has been clad with reclaimed wooden boards. Even though the room had windows on two sides, two skylights have been added to create an ever lighter room.
The cladding is extended to the walls for a rustic warm touch. Double doors lead to the courtyard.
The living space flows into the kitchen that is located in the original Victorian house. The wooden ceiling is on full view but painted white for a lighter look.
The shaker style kitchen has cabinets painted in a dark blue shade with brass fixtures. The worktops are made of quartz. On the left, is the entry to a small pantry.
Crittall windows flood the room with light and add a natural connection to the garden.
The pitched wooden ceiling has two skylights for more natural light in the dining room. On the floor lies an oak herringbone parquet.
At the front of the house sits a second sitting room that is painted in a deep blue shade. The room had double doors that lead to the dining room.
Dark blue is the color of this home, the first floor landing is also painted in this deep hue.
The Victorian part of the house has three bedrooms, painted in light color tones, and a bathroom.
On the ground floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom is grand with a white painted wooden ceiling and a wooden floor.
The master bedroom is connected to the garden with Crittall doors.
The ground floor has a Morocan style bathroom with a copper bath and peacock blue tiles.
The second bathroom on the ground floor is a cozy room with a skylight and built in wardrobes in a pastel shade.
An amazing view of the old and new structure.
The garden has a lawn with planted borders filled with a wide variety of perennial plants and evergreen bushes.
A guest house with a kitchenette and shower room is accessed via the patio in the garden. There is also an additional annexe on the opposite side of the garden designed to house a gym
The garden also has a veranda with built-in seating area and outdoor kitchen
The Victorian house was built in 1871. The facade is painted in a stylish midnight blue and a yellow front door adds a bright color pop to the home.
photography by The Modern House