René Dekker Design has created a stunning family home at this rural retreat, situated on a quiet road on the Kent coast. Originally a small cottage with a series of badly planned additions, we redesigned the layout to create the ultimate country bolt-hole. Retaining only the front facade of the existing single story dwelling, the house now occupies a footprint one and half times the size of the original home, with the added benefit of a second floor housing guest suites, a wine room, study and entertainment room. The ground floor includes a double volume reception room with exposed beams, stone floor and contemporary centralised fireplace as well as 3 further bedroom suites and the kitchen, which is the heart of this home. Our designs have infused a blend of rich and sophisticated features with elements of the surrounding area, creating a perfect synthesis of ‘Town and Country’.