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Orchard House

A spacious, bright family home set in grounds totalling approx. 1 acre, enjoying outstanding views on a quiet cul-de-sac on the outskirts of the ancient citadel town of Rye. 


The wraparound extension is designed to retain privacy to the west whilst the double height extension, together with balcony and terracing to the south enable the family to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the stunning view over Romney Marsh from both levels of the house. The commission included internal and furniture design to the clients’ elevated open-plan study.


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Lofties is a traditional English country house set within six acres of mature landscaped gardens. RDA Kent were asked to substantially alter and extend the house to create a home of distinction, character and above all modernity.


The extensions did not seek to mimic the architectural style of the existing house; instead they sought to contrast but not conflict with the original property, being formed with a new and modern palette of materials. The expression of the formal four square red brick house remains, whilst the additions offer new, more informal living arrangements that respond to contemporary patterns of use, and allow a greater interaction with the landscaped grounds.

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Courtyard House London

Built in 1860 the original property was a Carriage House serving a far larger manor, including a 5 bay stable block and bell tower.

The simple design links the small house with the stable block as part of a 3-phase adaptation & conversion of the house for which planning permission was obtained in 2009.

The single storey link not only connects the two original elements of the building but closes off the fourth side of a quad to provide a private courtyard garden. The extension provides a top-lit kitchen and dining area that opens out into the quad via a wide retractable glazed screen contrasting with the exposed Victorian brickwork at either end.


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A contemporary two storey side and rear extension to a 1940's House in South East London. The proposal is based on the basis that the kitchen extension be prominent and open up the the rear garden, whilst the first floor is restrained and subservient to the host dwelling.

The kitchen extension provides contemporary and bright dining area that opens out onto the garden via a wide sliding glazed screen. 


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Istead Rise 


A contemporary extension to a 19th Century farmhouse in the village of Istead Rise, North Kent.

The proposal centers on providing a spacious family dining area and garden room, open plan to a remodeled kitchen, itself extended to the side to accessing utility storage and cloakroom.

The traditional appearance of the farmhouse, with London stock buff and red bricks is continued to the side extension to preserve the street scene. Once within the privacy of the landscaped garden, the extension takes the form a simple extensively glazed, flat roofed structure, offset with red cedar panels contrasting with the exposed steel frame either side of the retractable screen framing the view into the garden.


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Westbrooke Road


A contemporary extension to a 1930's House in South East London, the proposal centers on providing a spacious family kitchen and dining area.


The extension provides a top-lit kitchen and dining area that opens out into garden via a wide retractable glazed screen. The extension is deisgned to allow as much light in a possible and improving the flexibility of the space.


RDArchitects work across all sectors, although we have a particular specialism in the high quality residential sector.  We have recently help clients with barn conversions, alterations to listed buildings and projects within the Green Belt.

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