Step inside this ultra modern new build in Kent

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This bespoke, new-build property in Kent has a hall, sitting room, kitchen-diner, office, play room, pantry, sun room, four bedrooms (two with en suites) and a family bathroom.

As lovers of modern architecture, the owners of this cuboid property had always dreamed of building their own home. After looking at several design-and-build companies they zoned in on German company Baufritz. ‘We didn’t want to have to choose from just a selection of pre-existing designs and with these houses everything is completely flexible,’ says the owner.

Together with the company’s architects and designers, the owners planned every aspect of the house, from the room dimensions to the style of the light switches. ‘We knew roughly what we were after, but Baufritz did a lot of hand-holding, preventing us making any expensive mistakes’.

One aspect that was vital to the owners was for the house to be eco-friendly. ‘These homes tend to come supplied with rainwater harvesting and solar panels,’ says the owner. ‘Plus, extreme insulation and air-circulation system, both of which drastically reduce energy costs.’

The trend-setting house took just four months to build and finish, starting with the shell that took just three days to erect. Meanwhile, furnishings and fittings came together smoothly. ‘As we had lived abroad previously we’d sold all our furniture, so we had to buy everything anew,’ says the owner.

Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith
Image credit: Rachael Smith

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