East Chiltington, E. Sussex
Below the escarpment of the Blackcap Downs near Lewes a chalk spring rises in the gardens at Kemps Cottage. Sam and Alice moved here in 2016 because of its views and because there was space for a cricket net. The cottage was extended a decade ago with a big kitchen that distorts the scale of the old one-bedroom house. Alice is a painter and writer and Sam often works from home on his laptop. Together we have thought about each corner of their home and have designed a granary outbuilding to sit in a new yard at the back of the house which will make a creative and private spot off which paths lead to the sitting room, the kitchen, the garden and the nets. A Pre-application was submitted in Autumn 2019.
South Downs National Park