White Caps

Status:

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Location:

WESTGATE, KENT

 

Cooks were engaged to alter and extend an existing property which benefited from a sea front location on the north Kent coast. The existing late 20th century property was traditionally set out with living accommodation at ground floor and sleeping accommodation above. It’s layout and design did little to take advantage of its seafront setting.

 

In order to exploit the sea views Cooks turned the existing layout upside down by placing the living accommodation on the top floor. Through opening up what were relatively small windows to create large expanses of glass, rooms began to reconnect with the outside.

 

A large contemporary extension with angled windows offers wide panoramic views of the sea. The play with render echoes the bow water of a ship or breaking waves.