Joy Lane






These exclusive homes replaced an existing bungalow which occupied a prime site overlooking the north Kent coast. The 3 luxury 5 bedroom properties have private terraces and balconies which benefit from unobstructed sea views.


The design solution provided a thoughtful response to the site constraints and the surrounding context whilst maximising the level of development which could be accommodated on the site. The existing bungalow provided a welcome gap in the street scape by offering views across the site of the sea. The design sought to retain the view from Joy lane by setting the top of the units down level with the road. The use of gull wing roofs, as well as referencing their seaside setting allowed views over the top of the units. Due to the steeply sloping site the units are entered at the upper floor where the living accommodation was placed to take advantage of the elevated position. Large glazed elevations offer panoramic views of the Kent coastline. Bedrooms are located on the lower floors, turning the traditional arrangement of a house upside down. Generous terraces are linked at each floor by external steps which lead down to the gardens.